Break Maiden

United States

New Media
Size: 12 H x 18 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

New Media: Graphite, Ink, Digital and Charcoal on Paper.

This piece was drawn in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, scanned, then digitally colored and shapes were placed.

The feel of pencil and charcoal give the horse a soft effect, while keeping the energy vibrant. The pen accentuates the areas that I want to show more energy. While working with shapes digitally gives me the ability to manipulate shapes and find a modern palette that speaks to the subject and feeling I am searching out.

The story behind the piece:

On a long awaited trip to Louisville 6 years ago my wife and I found ourselves working unexpectedly in the B&B room most of that next day. We got to Churchill Downs with only time to see three races. We watched one, and then I decided I would put $20 on a horse being ridden by a jockey with my first name. It wasn't the wisest bet, but I had planned to drop only $20 on the track that whole day anyway.

My wife was too worried about me putting the full twenty on a straight win for the horse with 20:1 odds, so she insisted that I make it a show wager.

Our horse was really slow out of the gate, but somehow ended up passing all the other mares and winning by a full length. I don't remember much about the horse except it was his first win, and the odds were definitely against him.

It made what would have been a miserable day inside a hotel working into a pretty memorable trip; especially for people that never win bets.

Keywords: Race, Betting, Stakes, Stallion, Yellow, Derby, Animal, Midcentury, Green, Horse, Mare, Modern

Subjects: Horse

Styles: Figurative, Fine Art, Illustration, Modern

Mediums: Graphite, Ink, Digital, Charcoal

Materials: Paper

Prints: Horse Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Illustration Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Graphite Art Prints, Ink Art Prints, Digital Art Prints, Charcoal Art Prints, Paper Art Prints