Artist Laureate of Illinois Historical Locations in Watercolors Artist Laureate of Illinois Historical Locations in Watercolors

 


Famous Horses Collection

In 1979 Kay spent two weeks with Secretariat to do a painting of him to be featured in a new major book, The Great American Sports Book, for the Hall of Fame Press.

She was able to get to know him intimately, sitting on the hay in a corner of his stall sketching him in watercolor by way of getting to know his personality. As a host  he was quite comical, dropping hay on her sometimes and nuzzling her paint tray out of her reach, finally eating her strawhat --later he seemed to realize he had lost  his game of knocking it off her head every day.

And when time for him to pose, he was all professional. At his groom's command, it  was head up, ears pointed forward, his three white stockinged legs placed just right to be seen by the guest which he expected to be a photographer.
In 1979 Artist Kay Smith spent two weeks with Secretariat to do a painting of him.
Quickly puzzled that no light bulbs were popping, he would break his pose to look around at me to see why I was loafing along with a brush and paints. 

Triple Crown Winner in 1973 Head Study of Secretariat Secretariat, Triple Crown Winner in 1973,  in his pasture paddock, Claiborne Farms, Paris, Ky
Triple Crown Winner in 1973
Head Study of Secretariat
Secretariat, Triple Crown Winner in 1973,
in his pasture paddock, Claiborne Farms, Paris, Ky
Kay Smith Artist Laureate of Illinois with Secretariat and Groom Kay Smith Artist Laureate of Illinois with Secretariat and Groom
Kay Smith Artist Laureate of Illinois
with Secretariat and Groom
Kay Smith Artist Laureate of Illinois with Secretariat and Groom
 
 
Water Color Art from Kay Smith Spectacular Bid Delaware Track Triple Crown Winner 1978 Affirmed At Belmont on Affirmed Day
Spectacular Bid Delaware Track Triple Crown Winner
1978 Affirmed At Belmont
on Affirmed Day
Sketch of Triple Crown Winner in 1973 Secretariat Triple Crown Winner 1978 Affirmed being washed down afte a workout
Sketch of Triple Crown
Winner in 1973 Secretariat  
Triple Crown Winner 1978 Affirmed being washed down afte a workout
 
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Kay Smith Artist Laureate of Illinois  with John Henry
The Artist and John Henry, the great stakes winner,
Arlington, Illinois
   
Kay Smith Water Color Barn Interior Smith Farm Vandalia Illinois Secretariat on Claiborne Farms, Paris, Ky
Barn Interior, Smith Farm, Vandalia, Illinois Secretariat on Claiborne Farms, Paris, Ky
   
Seattle Slew, Triple Crown Winner, 1977 at Spendthrift Farm, Lexington, Ky Super_Horse_Triple_Crown_Winner_Secretariat9_550w
Seattle Slew, Triple Crown Winner,
1977 at Spendthrift Farm, Lexington, Ky
Keeneland Yearly Sales, Lexington, Kentucky
   


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