Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tax Ruling

To fill my promise to post some of the paintings that were at Belle Meade Plantation this summer, here is "TAX RULING" ( with Darren Nagle in the irons ).  This painting was inspired by Tax Ruling's first win at the 2010 Iroquois Steeplechase.  The size is 20 x 24.  Tax Ruling also won the Iroquois in 2011.  In 2010 it was a sunny beautiful day and the light brought out the warmer tones in this beautiful horse's coat.  On cloudier days he appears a much darker bay color....stunning either way !
Mr. Irv Naylor is the owner of this impressive horse among many other successful horses in the steeplechase world.  I also painted "Chess Board", another of Mr. Naylor's horses for last year's solo show.  Mr. Naylor's story is inspiring to say the least and if you'd like to read more about this amazing man, here's a link to a story written about him in the "Pennsylvania Equestrian"  by Terry Conway in 2011.

Do you love to read about and follow Steeplechasing ?   Here's the link to THE place to find out
all you need to know.... The Steeplechase Times.....

The second shot here is a look at the space at the Belle Meade Art Gallery in the Visitor's center just before the show opened this June.   I've been informed that I have another spot for my 4th solo show there in 2013....needless to say, I was very happy with that news!