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Some of you may remember that I was commissioned by Del Mar racetrack last year to paint the winner of the Pacific Classic (Dullahan).
Earlier this week I actually drove out to San Diego to deliver the painting in person to the executive offices, where the President, Joe Harper, personally hung the painting in his office! I had a great time chatting with him, Mac McBride (Director of Media, who’s been great to work with), and of course our esteemed and ever patient leader Mary – who is even nicer in person!
I plan on making out to Del Mar as much as I can this summer. Besides the bonus of escaping the AZ heat, it’s now become like my second, or maybe summer “home” track !
I’ve kept this piece under wraps until permission was given to share it. I got the official thumbs up this week, so here it is…
That is really nice, I am sure Del Mar and the Donegal group were very happy with how it came out.
Thanks, guys... they seemed pretty happy, Petemo!
Jimi - I took the photos of Dullahan back in the barn area the next day at various angles, and pictures just after that of different parts of the track at various angles... so I was able to work them in together!
You do such wonderful work. Thanks for sharing.
Ditto. You can't beat Del Mar in the summer. Best summer hangout on the West Coast.
Awesome painting, picture and of course, horse.
Thanks for sharing Carole.
I was off on the price a little bit but that was because of all the smart money:-)
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Avatar: My cuzin Isaac Murphy - a jock I'm tying to emulate in character and winning percentage - almost 47% lifetime.
Great painting, love the Del Mar background.
Lol, Vince, from your thread to God's ears! I really hope he wins, I've really fallen for this guy since I got to meet him, painting a horse will do that every time!
ITA, Hollywoodmike - especially coming from Tucson! More time at Del Mar = less time baking in the desert!
Thanks Kermit - it's a beautiful location, in fact one of the real challenges was keeping the vibrant, colorful track from competing with the horse. It did help, though, to have a bright chestnut to paint, as opposed to dark bay/brown (aka pretty much every other horse in the field)... equally attractive but not quite as visually dynamic!
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