Wednesday, February 7, 2007

A Little Painting and a Slow Horse

This is a painting called "No Hassle at the Castle." It was done in 2005, which is the year I got back into painting in a serious-minded way. It's quite small: 10.5" by 8.5," acrylic on panel.

The painting and this blog are both named after a racehorse, (whose actual name is Nohasslatdcastle). He's a pretty unremarkable claimer, 4 years old. in his last race (the 8th at Aqueduct, 1/10/07), he went off at nearly 60 to 1 and finished last. Here's his pedigree.

I thought about naming the blog after a horse I really like (Ghostzapper, Lost in the Fog, Lava Man), but No Hassle won out in the end; I can't resist a great turn of phrase.