Monday, August 18, 2014

Painting Flemington Racecourse

The painting I'm working on here, at Flemington racecourse, has been a work in progress since last August and is nearing completion. So far, it's taken 38 sittings and a number of weeks work in the studio. I had to build a crate to trailer the picture to the track because it was too large to fit in the car. I drilled holes along the face edge and made small pegs to fit them which allowed me to use the crate as an easel too. The length of time taken to make this painting means that all the seasons are in this single image. Flemington racecourse is an amazing sight on a sunny day, a work of art in its own right. It's such a pleasure to paint there.