Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistTami O. CollectionEquine Art
Description The horses have just exploded from the starting gate in a huge rush of adrenaline and pent-up energy. The jockeys are working hard to coax their mounts into position. Some - the 'early speed' - will shoot to the lead, while others drop back and save energy until the final furlongs. There's more shuffling going on here than at a poorly designed freeway interchange during rush hour.
To capture the energy, I relied heavily on color, purposely ignoring correct drawing and proportions. I wanted a lively jumble of jockeys and horses, rather than a precise photographic depiction of them. Ink outlines are filled with transparent watercolor, giving the painting a luminosity which contrasts with touches of opaque gouache. The color bursts over the lines here and there, representing energy that cannot be contained.