I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork HORSE RACE. I made this piece with the same amount of soul and emotion just like the first original painting. This piece is created with oil paint on artistic canvas using my unique technique of a palette knife. The artwork has texture, you can feel the strokes by touching the painting. By purchasing on this site, you are buying directly from the artist Leonid Afremov. I guarantee your satisfaction and the best customer experience.
The certificate of authenticity will include the name of the owner who purchased the piece of artwork. The certificate is signed by Leonid Afremov. If you buying this painting as a gift, please provide us the name of the gift recipient for the certificate. We can also ship to the address of the recipient of your gift.
about this painting:
The thrill of race
Vehemence reigns at the hippodrome: people bet on horses, gaze nervously and shout indiscreetly for their favorites. Everyone is on edge while the horse course is not over and it means they still have chances to win. Suddenly one of the clippers gets ahead: you can hear jubilant exclamations and nervous sighs among the viewers. A person feels practically the same having a look at a famous dynamic horse painting by Leonid Afremov named ‘Horse Race’.
The horses are the main accent of the picture – they catch the viewer’s attention most of all, although there are also jockeys on the canvas. As a rule, clippers, taking part in the races, differ from each other in speed, stamina and physical strength. All of them are highbred well-trained animals, although only one can easily outrace the opponents and win the competition. Horse racing would not appeal to so many people, if only fleabags or clippers took part in the races. Therefore, taking into account the difference in animals’ strength, there are diverse types of races:
- Flat racing
- Steeple chasing
- Harness racing
- Endurance racing
As for the picture, evidently, the depicted horses are in splendid physical shape. A leader is a few steps closer to the finish line, though the agitated rivals are not going to make it happen. Apparently, they breath down the leader’s neck and every second matters in this intense struggle. Judging by the animals’ appearance, they are focused and concentrated; each muscle looks strained, and it seems one can even hear the rattling of their hoofs.
It is worth discussing the jockeys too. They are portrayed vaguely, their silhouettes tilted forward as they spur their horses to move faster. All of them wear a typical outfits, sun glasses behind which their faces are hidden and protective helmets. The man on the leading horse is painted more distinctively. He keeps a whip in his hand and, apparently, uses it to spur the horse. As for the colors, the painter chose predominantly brown, blue, red, green and yellow hues. Every image is laconic, though presented explicitly. Overall, the picture is quite specific and will be appreciated in experts in horse racing or people loving animals will appreciate it to the right degree. Check out the artist’s gallery for more horse paintings to decorate your home!