The original oil painting.
A mixture of impasto and glazes on a red and purple base undercoat makes for a very lively technique in this conversation piece painting capturing the atmosphere of the 1950s.
"This evolved out of abstract forms created in swirling mix of purple red and orange undercoat. So I identified a horses head in the chaos, and a jockey in the Queens colours, and the red hat and legs, and worked around those to bring the painting into being"
Blustery weather at a racecourse in Britain in the mid 1950s.
A jockey in HM Queen's racing colours is legged up onto his mount - perhaps Aureole - as the wind takes a 1950s dress and petticoats up exposing the lady's stockings and suspenders.
Lots of character and atmosphere, distorted angles of the bookmaker's boards and hat flying away add to the feel of swirling wind while others hold on to their hats.
The red hat is a raffia one still made today by communities in Madagascar. The model is artist David's girlfriend Zorica and she sells them on her website here
As well as original 1950s vintage fashions and her own retro designs.
An image full of character and nostalgia of past elegance and 'pin-up' glamour.
30 x 30 inches approx - 75x75 cms