Details, details, details.
The University of Colorado assistant track and field coach and local artist, Lindsey Malone puts a lot in to coaching jumps for the Buffs.
"You have to know specifically how far your arm can rotate back in the rotator cuff so that it doesn't pull your chest slightly forward while being able to recover the femur on the opposite side and balance the hips, yes there's a lot," said the assistant track and field coach.
She needs to nitpick, because she's looking for beauty.
"You're trying to create a masterpiece every time you come down the runway," Malone said. When athletes get to Boulder, Malone sees a blank canvas, something she knows a thing or two about.
Lindsey studied studio art at Colorado State while running track for the Rams.
"I feel like I'm a better artist because I'm an athlete and I'm a better athlete because I'm an artist, and probably a better human being because of both," Malone said.
She continues to live in both worlds and even sells her art work.
"Getting to feel the paint coming across the board, for me, feels like butter," Malone said as she started on a new canvas.
She loves to mold athletes, but sometimes needs a little more control over the finished product.
"This is a release when I can feel that I'm going in the direction that I want to be going for myself,” Malone said. “I dream about this pretty much every night, every day."
Some of the paintings take hours, others take weeks or longer. She gets her athletes for 4 or 5 years, with the goal of creating something aesthetically pleasing.
"It is like a fine painting, it's been refined by the time we get to the end of it," Malone said.
Whether the canvas is figurative and fast, or literal, for Malone, it's all about those little details.