As an artist, sometimes you do a painting and you know it’s not perfect, but you like it.

This painting of Taylor Said and Winning Machine in the 2012 Longacres Mile is a painting that I have liked for a long time, but I’ve also had some concerns about.

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In fact, it’s gone through a couple of revisions. As you can see here, I toned back Mt. Rainier.

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Then I added marbling, which I felt added the perfect touch.

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Still, this painting has been sitting around, framed and matted for about two years now. It get admiring glances, but no one has been serious about it.

Then, the other day, I checked my spam folder (why is there spam?). In with the spam was an inquiry about this painting. The collector wanted to know if it was still available because her daughter was now the proud owner of Winning Machine (the horse on the right) as a retired racehorse.

“Mac” and his rider (face blurred).

Don’t they look great?

I’m so happy this painting is going to its perfect home!

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  1. That is wonderful Tara. And I love the charges you made to the painting. It really “ makes” it! Well done.

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