“At the Finish Line”

Seen watching the horses come home.

Image size: 15 x 22 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 21 x 27 inches), in white

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“Time for Quitting”

Another racetrack-inspired painting. Looked like the end of a long day for him!

Image size: 11 x 15 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 16 x 20 inches), in white

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“The Outrider”

The outrider plays an important role at the racetrack, escorting horses to the paddock before each race, and generally keeping the peace and maintaining safety for the horses, riders, and spectators. A red vest or jacket is commonly worn, along with a large velveteen ball cap – very proper and fitting attire for a big job.

Image size: 11 x 14 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 16 x 20 inches), in white

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“Watchful”

At the racetrack, I find so many moments of inspiration. In the paddock, as the horses come around the bend, at the finish line – a look on someone’s face tells a multitude of stories, and never ceases to inspire me.

Image size: 11 x 15 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 16 x 20 inches), in white

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“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 On the other racing days, he and many like him have been replaced by a bugle recording.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

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“Crapped Out”

Losing at the racetrack is never an enjoyable activity, and observing this man’s expressive demeanor inspired a painting in me.

Image size: 15 x 22 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 21 x 27 inches), in white

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“Mojo” – a commission

This totally adorable American bulldog, named Mojo, was a commission for me from a work colleague. He unfortunately died this past summer, and this painting is a gift from my colleague to her sister, Mojo’s owner. I fell in love with him as I got to know him while painting.

Image size: 11 x 15 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 16 x 20 inches), in white

Purchase: private collection

“Straw Hat”

I found delight in painting this young woman. The challenges of her straw hat and the shadows it casted onto her face turned out to be a great learning experience. Her hair seemed to flow as I painted. Sometimes it feels like a painting will just paint itself!

Image size: 11 x 15 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 16 x 20 inches), in white

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“Summering”

Trying to capture the warm warm temps of our most recent heat wave of the summer. I hope to look back at this painting sometime around mid-February, when I’m freezing cold, to remember those hot sticky days we experienced this past August.

Image size: 11 x 15 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 16 x 20 inches), in white

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