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Preparing for the Competition by Peter Justl

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Painting, Oil on Canvas
30.0 inch x 30.0 inch

(38.0 inch x 38.0 inch framed)
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About This Work

On a visit to Horsemen's Park in Las Vegas, we came across a competition being held in the Western Pleasure riding style. I had never experienced this type of riding before and became quite fascinated with the unusual slow and relaxed gait. As the riders and horses warmed up, they seemed to be focusing on relieving any tension. I’ve always been intrigued by the way people focus just before competition, the quiet confidence they seek, inner dialogues they must be having, insecurities they’re likely feeling. I wanted to capture that moment in this painting, the sense of everything beyond doing well, of winning, fades in importance, fades to white.

Peter Justl


Palm Desert, ca United States

I was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, and as a boy, immigrated with my family to the U.S. via Ontario, Canada. After graduating from the University of Houston, I enjoyed a distinguished career as an architect and designer. I was involved in the de... More


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Artwork Details

Type: Painting
Medium: Oil
Support Type: Canvas
Artwork Height: 30.0 inch
Artwork Width: 30.0 inch
Full Height (including frame): 38.0 inch
Full Width (including frame): 38.0 inch
Depth: 1.0 inch
Weight: 20.0 lbs

Ready to Hang: Yes
Framed: Yes
Frame Material: Wood
Year Created: 2011
Signed: Yes
Signature Location: Front of painting lower right corner

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