Thursday, May 14, 2015

Souvenir Plates for the 140th Preakness Stakes

This year's set of hand-painted Preakness Stakes souvenir plates is done and delivered!  I've been commissioned for the past several years by the Maryland Jockey Club to create gift plates for the owners of the horses entered in each year's Preakness.  I really like this plate design, although the border of little squares took a LOT longer to paint than I expected it to!  The design is based on elements of this year's official Preakness logo.

I use Folk Art Enamels to paint these.  The simple, white plates were purchased at Pier One.

There are 8 horses entered in this year's race.

This plate is for the 2015 Kentucky Derby winner.