About Le' Petite De'Jeuner: The French train their thoroughbred racehorses in huge paddocks on trails that run through the forest. The piece was self-assigned and was done on a trip with my daugther Jilann who served as my guide, translator, advisor and the person in charge of "keeping dad out of trouble." A wonderful adventure shared together that neither of us will ever forget.
This was one of those special moments where you capture something so typical yet so memorable as the rider and horse enjoy a small reward during the morinig workout.
This work was inspired by Virginia Craft Payson, a true sportswoman, philanthropist and noted horsewoman in her own right, who suggested I go to France for a truly memorable view of the sport as only the Fench do it. This is one of my favorite pieces from the thoroughbred racing series.
It resides in a private collection and has never been offered. It is a wonderful piece to hang if you love the sport of kings.