December 28, 2007

(67) Keeneland
12 x 16, oil
This was painted from a photo I took at Keeneland race course in Lexington, KY. There were many striking horses there that day, but this color always catches my eye.
"He's of the colour of the nutmeg. And of the heat of the ginger.... he is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him; he is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts"... William Shakespeare, Henry V

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