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Racing History

When I visit a racetrack with a long and rich history, like the oval at the Indiana State Fair track, I can almost...

Racing History
posted on: Aug 15, 2013 | author: Lesley Spanos

Stars, Stripes, & Cowboys Foreve...

The rodeo arena was decorated with several huge American flags, which dwarfed the cowboys sitting below them. I’m...

Stars, Stripes, & Cowboys Forever
posted on: Jun 6, 2012 | author: Lesley Spanos

Blind Side

He’s not really blind, just blinded by blinders. Trainers put all sorts of interesting contraptions on these harness...

Blind Side
posted on: Apr 16, 2012 | author: Lesley Spanos

Flare

A harness racing horse I photographed at the State Fair a couple of years ago. It’s painted in M. Graham gouache....

Flare
posted on: Sep 13, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

Goatee

I never really thought about the source of the word “goatee,’ until I saw this guy. He had quite a nice beard,...

Goatee
posted on: Sep 2, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

Stare Down

Chickens scare me a little. I’m glad this one was locked safely behind bars at the State Fair. Though, if looks...

Stare Down
posted on: Aug 28, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

Twenty Lashes

This pig had amazing eyelashes,  hence the title. This is another ink drawing done live at the fair, with color...

Twenty Lashes
posted on: Aug 25, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

Feed Me

The sign actually said, “Please hold hand flat when feeding,” but the goat’s eyes said, “Please feed me.”...

Feed Me
posted on: Aug 24, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

Bronc

This bronc in a holding pen at the State Fair rodeo caught my eye. He stood with his head held high, watching the...

Bronc
posted on: May 29, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

Jersey Girl

Found this pretty lady in the dairy barn at the Indiana State Fair. The barn has huge frosted windows along the...

Jersey Girl
posted on: Apr 21, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

Portrait of the Chicken as a Young Co...

This dashing young fellow looked like he was posing for a formal portrait, so I ignored his striking tail feathers...

Portrait of the Chicken as a Young Cockerel
posted on: Apr 12, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

Snoozin’

It was a hot and humid August day at the Indiana State Fair. This pig raised a lazy eyelid when he heard my camera,...

Snoozin’
posted on: Mar 25, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

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