A friend invited me up to join her at the Turf Club buffet and also told me about a special backstretch tour, which I was lucky enough to join!
This was the first time I had watched the racing anywhere except the rail, and it was nice just to sit back in a comfortable chair and watch the show on TV. I’ll have to do this again!
I got fewer photos than normal (only 1390), but I think there are some good ones here. Of course… I need to get to work! I realized the other day it was only seven months until the Emerald Downs Equine Art Show!
In the meantime, I looked through my paintings and realized that this painting was still loitering around the studio. [image removed]
This painting was painted from a reference photo at the 2012 Longacres Mile as Taylor Said (red and white) passes favorite Winning Machine (blue) at Emerald Downs. While there are many things Iove about this paintings, there are a few technical flaws that I have been unable to figure out how to correct.
It is currently framed; if you take it in the frame, I can offer it at $80 (20% studio sale discount); if you want it with just the mat, I can offer it at $40. I hope you’ll contact me and give this painting a good home!