The horse racing painting has been finished and is drying now. I like the way the wrap around makes a difference to the perception of the overall form of the canvas.
A key differential has been established between the turf on which the horses run, and that past the finish line using wax and glaze to distinguish by sheen.
and over all, from front on it looks roughly like this
apologies for the reflection off the image and its slight fuzziness.
POSTSCRIPT 2013 – I am reworking this now and so it is not a finished as I thought it was.