The Making of ‘Justify Wins the Triple Crown’

In this watercolor and colored pencil piece, Justify crosses the finish line of the Belmont Stakes and becomes the 13th winner of the Triple Crown. This great horse accomplished things that were supposed to be impossible. He won the Triple Crown so soon after American Pharoah ended the 37-year drought, he broke the Curse of Apollo, he became only the 2nd undefeated Triple Crown winner and he captured the hearts of fans around the world.

His brief racing career, lasting only a little more than 100 days, was a like a brilliant flash of lightening. It was a wild ride and a beautiful thing. It struck me with the inspiration to venture back to my true north, back to devoting more of my energy to my artwork.

Thank you, Justify.

I’d also like to wish a special thank you to Eric Dunetz at SouthpawCaptures for use of his photo as a reference.

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Lesley Baumann

Lesley Alexandra Jump Baumann is a designer, artist and animal lover.

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