The rodeo arena was decorated with several huge American flags, which dwarfed the cowboys sitting below them. With all those stripes, I thought it would be a good piece for Carol Marine’s Stripe Challenge over on Daily Paintworks. I’m enjoying painting on these cheerful yellow backgrounds. In this case, my reference photo was taken near […]
He’s not really blind, just blinded by blinders. Trainers put all sorts of interesting contraptions on these harness race horses so they won’t get distracted by things – real or imagined – during a race. Some setups look like they were cobbled together with baling wire. This one is posted in the Daily Paintworks Up […]
The Superbowl has come to Indianapolis, and to commemorate it, I present my first football painting, ever! I’ve always longed to paint the game, but the NFL is extremely protective of their rights (as they should be), so that’s a line I’ve never crossed. I’m able to take my camera into games, so I have […]
Watching harness racing at the state fair is like stepping back in time one hundred years. Makes me feel like I should be wearing a long dress and corset and singing Camptown Races. The Indiana Pacers basketball team is named after these horses. In the early days of the team, they played in the arena […]
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