The finished farm scene I started:
Every once in awhile, I revisit a favorite thematic element - how the eye focuses on action. We can "see" an entire scene such as a horse race, but we can only concentrate our sight on certain areas briefly. In fact, it's fleeting. Edges appear sharply and then blur, colors intensify then fade into the background. Our sense of observation is challenged by the speed of the movement. It's difficult to focus on detail as shapes converge then explode.
"Perceptive observation is seeing with your brain, feeling with your eyes, interpreting with your heart." - Robert Wade