Monday, November 7, 2011

'Sharif' in chestnut rabicano

This amazing, large bone china 'Sharif' came to me for glazing, and I decided on a very ambitious rabicano roan, like the horse on the top of this article. Being such a big piece, it took me AGES to roan his coat, and he made my hands ache. His color is a bright, strong, shaded chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail, and intense detailing. His hooves have subtle stripes and growth markings, his eyes have horse pupils and eyewhites (but they are brownish, as older horse's eyewhites are) and every detail that I could pack into him is there.
(remember, you can click on the photos for a larger version)

His back has the most work, where the rabicano markings come up and meet near his spine. I was seeing this ticking in my sleep!

His head is gorgeous, though on this bright day I had a hard time photographing it. (He's too big for my light box :-P) Being so big and glossy, he stands out in a crowd, and attracts a good bit of attention... as he should! He's incredibly beautiful, if I do say so myself.

Sadly, he is for sale, the original owner has expenses that must be met. So since I am always getting requests for custom glazing, I offered to sell him for her. He is here with me and will be shipped safely in a big foam box, fully insured. If you are interested, please go and check him out on MHSP.  I rarely do anything this big or ambitious, so he is quite a find!