Thursday, November 08, 2007

Saddled With This Artwork

See Your Doctor If Paint Persists

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Oh, no, it looks like some mad artist has been running around the city stables, daubing paint on all the thoroughbreds. Maybe it's Vincent van Stop'n'Go. Is it time to hit the panic button and try and capture this person who daubs our best horses with oil paintings of horse racing scenes?


No, mate, you can relax. Have a look at the photo below. The horse and the foal aren't real. They're just life-size models at Federation Square, outside the Australian Racing Museum.

FOOTNOTE: Must have been April Foals Day.


18 comments:

Mushy said...

Wow, never seen any that size, but I did see the table models at Keeneland Race track in Lexington, KY last month. Pretty little nick-nacks!

Hey, I finally got a "David" style headline for today's post!

Karen said...

Those are amazing!! Thanks so much for posting them for everyone to see!

Bradley's Mom said...

David:

Those are SUCH cool horse pictures!!

Several years ago, on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, there was a COW thing going on.......people made and decorated full size cow statues in ALL kinds of different ways. I wish you had been able to photograph those!! You would have been in your heyday!!!

Linda

katherine. said...

not the painted ponies I am use to...

imac said...

Did the Artist fall foul:)

Nice one David, like this its a great idea and great photos.

Corey~living and loving said...

very pretty!

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Aren't they something? That first one sure hurt my head for a moment..

Allan Cook said...

All those great puns and still no comment about Ol' Paint?

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done David, great capture for sure, as always your writing is on par as your pictures.

whodatdare said...

WOW! These ar erealyy beautiful. Thanks for posting them, David.

Oswegan said...

Cool subject David.

~Oswegan

Hammer said...

At least 'old paint' didn't go to the glue factory :)

Misty Dawn said...

These are absolutely amazing!!! Gorgeous!

Autumn said...

Wow, I love these, your pictures and the horses.

Kate Isis said...

As an art work I don't mind it.
Can you imagine the uproar if they did this to phar lap?

i beati said...

i'm now wanting to move there. sk

CHEWY said...

Vincent van Stop'n'Go!
You're the Word Wizard.

Sharon said...

Ha! You're so punny. Love them.