I usually keep the first glazed piece from each edition, but I must admit I cannot decide her color. I looked over my “first piece” collection, and realized that they are almost all tobianos and toveros. Those types of patterns take fewer sessions (either scritching or firing) to create and they present far fewer technical problems. Usually by the time I’m holding that first bisque, I’m impatient to see color on the horse and the bisques seem too precious to do a color that might seem a little dicey. I’m on the fence whether to try something crazy and time-consuming with this first one, or avoid tempting fate.
Though perhaps with all the sabinos I have currently in the works, I think my “scritching claw” might never go away long enough to paint her!