Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Collier Sweetheart

Hey, y'all!

I just thought I'd share a picture of "Collier Sweetheart," the Pour Horse Collier I painted for the Flying Heart Fundraiser! He is almost done- he still needs a little more glaze! Because of that and the tremendous success of the fundraiser, I've decided to wait until after BreyerFest to sell him. You'll hear more news here when that happens, but in the meantime, enjoy the pictures!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Somethings Sweet...

Okay! Here are the sneak peek pics for the upcoming Toot Sweet batch! Yes, I finally got around to taking and posting these- it has been a busy weekend (and Happy Father's Day to all- and a special shout out to my own dear dad!). There will be just 2 in this batch, but man, they are power-packed with details galore! There's a whole lot of fiddly stuff, hand painting, and the likes, in these two gals (plus both of them have cat-tracks!). These are pre-glaze in-progress pics, so the finished horses will look a little different. When will they be sold, I hear you asking? Why the plan is sometime Tuesday- tune into the Velasquez Artistry Yahoo Group for the official announcement!

Thanks folks, and have a great week!


Saturday, June 19, 2010


I was saving my 100th post for something special, as I noticed that it was coming up. And what better thing to announce, than my engagement! Yes, my boyfriend, now fiancé, proposed to me last month, and I accepted. We plan to wed in January, here in California. I will be moving up to WA after the wedding, and I will be taking his name (Hude - rhymes with Jude, rude, food, etc.) so this means some changes for me, and for Velasquez Artistry (I am considering changing my business name). I will apprise y'all of the details on that, as soon as I figure it all out! But rest assured, whatever my business is called, you will still see the same level of quality artwork from the new (and improved) Adalee Hude!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'll have a Collier

...I don't care what my mother tells me, I'll have a Collier for my sweetheart...

-Traditional Song

I owned this lovely little Collier bisque Joan Berkwitz gave me for my birthday. I had no idea what color I was going to paint him, when it came to me- bay roan! So just this week, with all that is going on, a thought struck me- he should go to benefit Melissa Gaulding in the Flying Heart Fundraiser (*note the new link!*)! What better way to pass on such a fine gift? It is little wonder he was meant to be roan- it is Mel's favorite color, as I mentioned! So here he is- much in-progress, but getting close. He still needs some subtle, fiddly details (I want to give his whole coat a faint 'ticking'), along with the more obvious details like eyes, but my hope is to have him up at Auction Barn early next week.


In other news, I've been working on a couple of Toot Sweets for the next batch! Last month's batch (#3) sold at Mud Day (I plan on posting pics soon, so y'all can see. They turned out very nice, especially the one I tried in the matte glaze). I'm hoping to have Batch #4 ready early next week as well. Stay tuned to this blog for more news and pictures!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hearts a Flyin'

Hello friends,

Well, there's been a lot going on over the past few days! A tidal wave of love is rushing to the East Coast, in aid of collector and friend, Melissa Gaulding, and her husband Herman. Herman is bravely battling cancer, and to help pay for the rapidly mounting medical bills, Mel is selling her much-beloved collection of beautiful chinas. well, there was no way those of us who know and love Mel (along with many who don't know her), were going to sit idly by as she struggled with this financial crisis, so quite a number of hearts joined together in common purpose, and out of this came the Flying Heart Fundraiser! Artists and collectors from all over are donating finished horses, unpainted resins, paint jobs, jewelry, tiles, time, money & more to benefit Mel and Herman. Heather Malone-Bogle has graciously set up a website to compile all of our efforts. The link can be found here:

I will be soon donating a small horse to add to the list. Mel is very dear to me, so I am glad I can help out a little here. I hope to do more in the future. I'm working on a custom-glazed Pour Horse Collier that I want to finish in the new matte glaze some of us artists have been experimenting with. He will be roan- one of Mel's favorite colors! I will also be glazing a few of the terra-cotta tiles that artist Sarah Minkiewicz-Breuning is working on. More details on those items to come! In the meantime, please visit the fundraiser site and find yourself something fun to buy or bid on to show your support. You can also donate directly to Melissa, if you desire. Thanks so very much- and blessings to all the generous hearts who are participating in this endeavor!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

RESS Interview

Hello once again!

I just thought I'd share with y'all that I was honored to have been interviewed by the Realistic Equine Sculpture Society for their new blog! Thanks so much Sarah M-B, for your work on the blog, and for picking me to start off your artist interviews!

To check it out, just click on this link:



Mud Day!

Good day, everyone!

Now that I feel fully recovered, I'm happy to announce that Mud Day was a success! Yes, we had a house overflowing with shiny ponies, good food, and happy faces! The support we received for this show was just spectacular. Many people lent a hand both the day before and during the show to get things moving smoothly, for which I'm very grateful! I'd especially like to thank my judges Joan Berkwitz, Christina Dils, & Heather Wells, and my speaker, Pauline Entin. We also had a number of prizes and goodies donated to the show- our main tile award artwork was done by Lesli Kathman, and other prize tiles were sent by Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig and Linda Dean. Tina Dils donated handmade charms & jewelry, and Joan Berwitz, Heather Wells, & Liz Holm were all generous with pins! And of course, all of the showers were wonderful for sharing their enthusiasm for shiny horses, and for the wonderful way they brought out their chinas! So, now a few more pictures of the day, for y'all to see. And I do hope to see all of you next year, for our even bigger shiny pony party, BOYCC!

Our Champion Award tile, with a tile by Sarah M-B!

Tina pondering all the little gray custom glazes...

Pretty in palomino!

A TB Pin by Kim Knight from our Pin Workshop. Lovely!