“The Bugler’s Call”

Another racetrack-inspired portrait, this guy plays a mean call to post. I talked to him, and he unfortunately only plays at the racetrack for special events. On the other racing days, he and many like him have been replaced by a bugle recording. He was dressed up for the day (it was a stakes race), right down to the bowler hat and fine red vest, starched shirt and collar. Between his fancy clothes, his facial expression, and the way the light came down on his face – for me, this was a portrait waiting to be painted.

Image size: 15 x 22 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 21 x 28 inches), in white

Availability: contact me for details

11 Responses to ““The Bugler’s Call””

    • terryfreemark

      Thanks, Sherry. I believe that it’s hard to “care” about a portrait of someone you don’t know, so I try to paint portraits where I can inject as much feeling as possible.

  1. Carole Rogers

    A wonderful portrait again Terry. I just love the way you capture the light and the character. Beautiful. Even after seeing your brilliant demo you so kindly did for us, I still am struggling to paint so beautifully!

    • terryfreemark

      Carole, you are too kind! Thank you. I hope you continue to paint – I follow the advice that I received early in my painting curve – practice, practice, practice!

  2. Carole Rogers

    Thanks Terry…I will always paint…in fact I am running a small workshop tomorrow and will have to do a demo…scary! Yes, the more you do the better you get.!


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