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The 1997 Hartford Marathon Poster

We are proud to show you the
1997 Hartford Marathon Commemorative Poster,
designed and illustrated by Andrew Yelenak.

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Intial Sketch  |  Changes  |  Base Drawing |  Finished Poster  |  More Running Artwork

The Intial Sketch

Andy chose the picturesque start
of the race as the subject for his
painting.  He photographed the area and produced a color sketch to establish his composition.  

Click on the sketch to see a larger view.
The fall foliage on the State Capitol grounds and in Bushnell Park will make a colorful backdrop for the scene.  The gold Capitol dome will be a dramatic focal point.



Race director Beth Shluger reviewed the sketch with Andy and a few changes were necessary.
The Capitol Building was increased in size
to more accurately portray the scene, and the Governor's Footguard were added to the crowd of spectators.

The Governor's

Additionally, the banner in the sketch was changed to match the real starting line banner, which was new for this year.


The Base Drawing

The next step was to produce a detailed
base-drawing on a sheet of 300 lb cold
press watercolor paper.  

The final painting will be done at 125%
of the printed poster size.  A portion of
the base-drawing is shown here.

After the base-drawing was completed,
the watercolors were applied directly
over the drawing.

The pencil drawing was then erased.


The Finished Painting

Order the Poster

The posters measure 18" x 24" and sell for $14.00.  

You can order the poster through the mail by sending a check or money order for $19.00 ($14.00 +$5.00 shipping) to:

Running Past
P.O. Box 1897
Wallingford, CT 06492

The poster was printed by Finlay Printing of Bloomfield, Connecticut.


More Running Artwork

Other running related paintings by Andrew Yelenak available online:


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