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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

Mobile Manners

“Mobile Manners” by Lesley Spanos. Acrylic painting on cradled Ampersand Gessobord, 11″ x 14″. Copyright...

Mobile Manners
posted on: Jan 4, 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

Mr. Bee & Friends Go For A Spin

I didn’t know these kids, but as soon as they saw my camera, they started mugging for it. That happens a lot. Kids...

Mr. Bee & Friends Go For A Spin
posted on: Jun 1, 2012 | author: Lesley Spanos

Mr. Bee Takes Some Friends For A Ride

These two little friends are enjoying the Bumble Bee Bop, my favorite carnival ride.     Available on...

Mr. Bee Takes Some Friends For A Ride
posted on: May 30, 2012 | author: Lesley Spanos

Mr. Bee Poses For His Portrait

I don’t know why I love the Bumble Bee Bop so much. I guess part of the reason is because these guys are always...

Mr. Bee Poses For His Portrait
posted on: May 20, 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

Stanley Steamer

I’d never seen a steam-powered car fired up until I saw this one. It was in the daily parade at the Indiana State...

Stanley Steamer
posted on: Sep 15, 2011 | 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

Redear Sunfish

“Redear Sunfish” by Lesley Spanos. Acrylic painting on Ampersand Aquabord, 7″ x 5″. Copyright...

Redear Sunfish
posted on: Sep 9, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

Shades

After a week of painting pets, we’re back to the State Fair. This bronc rider had the rodeo in his eyes, or at...

Shades
posted on: May 28, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys

I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this video of “If You Let Me” by JP, Chrissie and the...

JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys
posted on: Apr 22, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

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