Urban Sketch: Turf Paradise

Who doesn’t love dollar day at the racetrack? This past Monday at Turf Paradise, admission, hot dogs, and soda were all a buck. I haven’t seen the ponies run in a while, and thought it would be a great chance to get a sketch in.

The top level of the grandstand gives a great view of the entire track and surrounding area. I sketched and inked this during the seventh race. I decided to color it at home because I wanted to bet the last race. I’m glad I did. My $1 quinella came in and paid $9. After admission, lunch, and mixed results on earlier bets, I left up $3 on the day.

Turf Paradise, January 2016.

I’m glad I made the trip, it was a nice change of pace. They’re always running specials, so another trip might happen before the end of the season.

Materials: This was painted in my Moleskine watercolor sketchbook using Sakura Koi watercolors and pen.