The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow and as trainers, jockeys, owners and horses are making their final preparations, I’ve been busy putting together this year’s Derby chart for your perusal. With the exception of “Hoppertunity” who was a late scratch (noted on the artwork) , make your picks from this poster and you can’t go wrong. Is there anything to read in their postures and expressions? We’ll see soon! The poster is up at America’s Best Racing and also available as a print on my Etsy store. Enjoy!
Here is a little watercolor I sold recently; Somehow the title seemed right, although a bit mysterious. Perhaps you’ll have your own interpretation. Enjoy!
Open All Night by Jen Ferguson
Rat with Buttercup
Pencil and pastel on paper, 5 x 7″ -2011
An assortment of fish...
I was working on some ideas for new restaurant art and made this. I’d like to go to the fish monger and paint a serious study of some real fish, but for now, these will have to do!
Belmont Park Racetrack re-opens this weekend for the season- free grandstand admission! I wish I could go, but sadly my work is too behind. Good luck to any of you that venture out! This is one of my notebook drawings from previous track expeditions.
I don’t often do work for hire, but occasionally someone who likes my drawing style will ask me to do a piece for them, based on work I’ve already made. This art was made for a business card for a woodworker/carpenter who admired my work. The idea was his, interpreted in my drawing style. I think it turned out well; I like the character’s dreamy and mischievous look.
Jerry and I were down at his place, right down the street from this place Eddie’s 458. That’s the name of the guy who owns it and then the number from the address where it is. Anyhow, Jerry’s always saying how he doesn’t know anyone from the neighborhood anymore, and how it’s changed and all that. So I say, “Let’s go down to Eddie’s for a nitecap.” Finally he gives in and so we go down there. It was okay, but we didn’t meet nobody. Well, we did meet the bartender. I guess that’s something, right?