This is Fausto, a resculpted version of my curio scale sculpture Faran. Fausto will be released in resin, as a limited edition of 50-70 pieces. More photos and ordering information will be posted here next week.
One of the best things about releasing your sculpture in resin is seeing it painted by others. When I stumbled across these photos on Carol's website, my heart leapt. My Faran, masterly painted by one of the hobby's finest.
Finishwork and photography by Carol Williams. Photos are used with permission.
A quick in-progress photo of the #1 Artist's Proof Yago in sooty buckskin. This is one of my favorite horse colors; a myriad of dappling and shading, yummy toasty browns, and then those bright golden undertones...
When he's done he will be treated to a little trip to the beach for a more serious photo shoot.
By the way, if you are attending Breyerfest this week and you haven't seen Yago in person yet, be sure to visit the Mountain View Studios booth in the covered arena. They will have an unpainted Yago casting on display.
Artist's Proof #2 Faran, named Anduril, attended the North American Nationals model horse show in June 2013 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and came home with the Reserve National Championship in his breed class of 33 horses!
He also got a Top Ten in his workmanship class. Congratulations to his owner, Beth Rappleyea.
Eight Dutch artists from Katwijk, (yours truly included) were invited by ASK, the artists association of Siegen, Germany, to showcase their work in an exhibition in Siegen.
The exhibition was opened on May 19 and can be visited until June 16. My paintings and wire sculpture, all are horse-themed, hang beautifully alongside the amazing and diverse work of the other artists, Gerard Brouwer, Niek van der Plas, Daniel Tavenier, Ageeth van den Oever, Joop van Egmond, Riet Rosier and Dick Hogewoning.
The diversity of styles and materials led to the title Allergerand, which means as much as "a sundry".
A big "thank you" to the people of ASK, Stadt Siegen, Gemeente Katwijk and of course my fellow artists from Katwijk who made this trip an unforgettable experience.