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The Race

Laura Songer's avatar Laura Songer

The Race was done quickly with Acrylic on canvas in order to capture the movement and urgency of the subject. Inspired by the style of Impressionist painter vanGogh the scene depicts a familiar event for all cross country skiers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In the evening an out-and-back ski is a great way to end a day however a "lake effect" storm can suddenly sweep in off Lake Superior. There are no bibs, aid stations or podiums in this race...its just you against darkness, cold and blowing snow.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inchs
  • Medium: Acrilic painting on canvas
  • Width: 20 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 16 inches