Hyperrealism horse painting Opening Day at Belmont Racetrack by Denis Peterson


  • Painting Series:
    Good Times
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  • Substrate:
    18"x24" Arches Paper
  • Signed Prints/Edition 50:
    2 Available
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  • The story behind the image:

    Living near to the track at Belmont has its advantages.

    Although its mostly the betting crowd, the back stables are always a treat to see. I took my original photo with a small consumer camera, but nonetheless couldn't wait to get back to the studio to begin painting it. This small watercolor on paper started off as a preparatory study, but I liked it to the degree that I decided to make it my final piece on the subject.

    Preparatory Drawings and Watercolors: AVAILABLE