Today’s Equine Art – Secretariat

I break out of an artistic hiatus with another portrait of Secretariat, the big red horse who, even years after his death, still continues to inspire the masses. I was eleven years old when I watched him win the Belmont Stakes. It still gives me goosebumps. I’m so glad I got to see it happen live.

This is oil pencil, approximately 9 x 12″.


About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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2 Responses to Today’s Equine Art – Secretariat

  1. Erica Lea says:

    Can't go wrong with Secretariat:-) Very nice portrait, and glad you broke your hiatus! Have you seen the movie yet? I'm curious to know how good it is… What brand of pencils are you using? I haven't really used oil-based before – have always been stuck on Prismacolors.


  2. Nancy says:

    Thanks Erica. Yes I have seen the movie. It was okay, but a little too “all Diane Lane, all the time.” Would have liked to have seen more of what training Big Red entailed. I use Walnut Hollow's oil pencils… Love em.


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