Painting Live at the 2019 Indy 500

The Indy 500 has quickly become one of my favorite days of the year. I wake up around 2:00 am and head over to the track while the city is still sleeping. This year, I wanted to make a painting from that 3-6 am hour of one of the really cool decorated & festive front yards in Speedway but thunder and spitting rain kept me in the car until about 5. At that time I made the trek over to the track and into my press box. From there, I started painting away and didn’t stop until about 6:43 that evening. Its hard to describe how fun this day is but 12 hours of painting seems to go by faster than a car at 220 mph. I already cannot wait until next year!!

Justin Vining