On the other hand, I have a trip to Tucson coming up that will last a week (if all goes as planned). During that week no progress can be made on Brasenose. (Truly he is too tender to survive a flight stuffed into my backpack, even packaged. I know how tough I am on a horse. This is the root of my OF collecting...) And so right when the universe of National Model Painting Month explodes into action, I am forced to sit on the sidelines for a week. However, there is Jypsi the Test Medallion; I'm going to try and transport her across state lines...
I'm sorry I haven't taken earlier pictures of this lovely medallion. This is 'Jypsi in Repose' by the incomparable Sarah Rose. The medallion came into my hands when Sarah, for whatever reason, was late filling an order for me (I don't even remember which one) and threw in a sweetener. As if she needed to do that. (As if I minded waiting for a Rose horse... me, the TSII!!) Anyhow, I had this beautiful bas-relief lying around when the decision was made to enter NaMoPaiMo. It dawned on me I really, really needed a practice piece.
|Medallion by Sarah Rose|
(Not clear why there's a white spot on her nearside butt. Hoping it's just lighting; it's not intentional.)
The other story is, of course, Brasenose. He too is surprising me with how long it's taking. Again thanks to NaMoPaiMo, I was warned there would be a lot of work in prepping. It seems like forever although it's only been about 3 days. The place where the tail touches the leg has been worst. As I write this he's in the barn drying after his second coat of primer.
|Gazyr by Malova with mane by SBY|
I know my dusting paintbrush is wildly too small. Just now I found a bigger one. A miniature tackshop does not need large brushes, but this one was hanging around for large-scale dyeing.
Good luck everyone in NaMoPaiMo!