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"Derby Time"

Living in central Kentucky, one quickly comes to realize….Derby madness is alive and well. I live in the heart of horse country, surrounded by some of the most beautiful farms imaginable. Barns nicer than many homes. Horses that earn their owners hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single day from stud fees.

Do I ride horses or know anything about them?


Other people have animals that make them money.

I, on the other hand, have Eddie.

The closest I get to anything horsey would be painting silver shiny things (does that count??) So it seemed fitting in this moment of horse mania that is the Kentucky Derby, to showcase the painting “Truth”, which sports the famous mint julep cup. That’s as close to a horse painting you are likely to see coming from me…:)

This painting is quite large (24 x 30) compared to my blog paintings. It is loosely painted, but looks “tighter” when shrunken down to photo size–one of the things that happens online and in magazines to larger works. If you would like to see a little larger version, click here.

Happy Derby Day!

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  • Clydetta - May 19, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    Just another beautiful piece of you…You really put your heart into your art..LovelyReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hext - May 4, 2010 - 7:05 am

    I agree with Leslie – just stunning. I love how you kept it loose even in this larger scale.ReplyCancel

  • http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com - May 3, 2010 - 10:32 pm

    Beautiful piece shrunken or not.ReplyCancel

  • RHCarpenter - May 2, 2010 - 10:19 am

    Outstanding painting! And I hope you picked a winner at the Derby – I did 🙂 I love horse country in Kentucky – living in the northern part of the state, we don’t have the farms with the white fences or stone fences going on for miles and the stables for million dollar residents – but I do get to visit once in a while.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Sanford - May 1, 2010 - 7:28 am

    Wonderful painting and I hope Eddie was a least cleaning your brushes for you.ReplyCancel

  • Patti - May 1, 2010 - 6:50 am

    This is absolutely my favorite of yours! Employs all the wonderful tips you teach in class.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Saeta - May 1, 2010 - 1:19 am

    It is absolutely stunning. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth McCrindle - May 1, 2010 - 12:49 am

    Beautiful painting even if no horse. I’m sure Eddie more than earns his corn…lol with all the beautiful poses he strikes. And as someone who does paint horses albeit on the other side of the Pond I’m postively green with envy 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Linda - May 1, 2010 - 12:19 am

    Beautiful painting! I liked seeing it larger. Only wish I could see it in person.ReplyCancel

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