Preakness Series #2 "Wet Run" finished here on Mother's Day (with the help of the devoted hubby)

I had one with ear infections and one with a concussion last week, so not much time to work.  Luckily, the husband is ridiculously smart and a freak with numbers, with the ability to maintain a normal, dependable stream of income.  Because if I needed to pay all the bills with my four little ones sick, we'd be starving.  At this point, it will be two years until all my little people are in school M-F and I have a reasonable workweek.  As much as I adore family time, I'm very anxious to have more time to paint.  It's one of those things that makes me feel most like myself.  It's how I recharge my battery.  Don't get me wrong, I'm creatively exhausted after completing a large painting, but it's more a contented exhaustion, the good kind when you know something great just happened and you can kinda revel in it for a bit.

Today was good.  It was Mother's Day and my husband got me a day at the easel for a gift.  Nothing I like better :)  He also had a buddy over to help babysit while I work.  A great buddy that is like a little brother to me, since my own little brother is eleven hours away...too far to spoil.

Baltimore has had a very difficult April/May.  You may have seen the city's dirty laundry aired on the news, shamelessly highlighting what is done wrong vs. what is done right around here.  So I thought I'd continue a Preakness themed series, celebrating what Baltimore does right, and that is horses.

Here's #2 in the series, a 18x24" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.  

"Wet Run"  

A recreation of a steeple chase scene from a photo that I altered quite a bit.  I used the same monochromatic palette, three or less colors.  Hope you like it!

A recreation of a steeple chase scene from a photo that I altered quite a bit.  I used the same monochromatic palette, three or less colors.  Hope you like it!

This piece will be at West Annapolis Art Works Summer Show.  Stop in and see it!

"Preakness Posterior" is down the street in Annapolis at Circle Gallery and is being considered for a second show at University of Maryland College Park Art Gallery.