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Jul 27

Everybody is Lookin At Lucky

This is the latest painting off the easel.  It’s the Eclipse Award winning colt Lookin At Lucky who raced for Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman.  Trained by Bob Baffert, Lucky is easy to spot with Bob’s trademark shadow roll.  Lookin At Lucky’s stakes wins include the Grade 1 Haskell and the Preakness.  This painting taken from the source photo of Pimlico track photographer Jim McCue shows the colt breaking out of the pack as the field enters the stretch during the Preakness.  As an artist I was so awed by this photo that I had to paint it – with one slight adjustment. Lucky was shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the field, but in the painting I’ve moved him forward by increasing his size – instead of a painting of several horses battling for the lead – what we have is a champion breaking clear of the pack and all eyes on are on him; so everybody is Lookin At Lucky.