What started out as a sketch would become the final presentation. It was something that was totally unanticipated. “Buster Posey on Squat” was the theme of this commissioned piece. When I started sketching with my paint brush using only 4 colors, I fell in love with the outcome, to a point I dared not painting over it, in fear that it would be ruined by my own hand. So I talked with my client and she was absolutely delighted. Turned out she met Buster Posey in person before. She agreed this abstract presentation depicted him thoroughly: a hard-worker who doesn’t like the spotlight, and respects the game of baseball. “He just wants to do his job, and he’s serious about it,” was what we agreed upon this presentation. To tell the truth, it was difficult to let this piece go; but I know it’s in a good home now.
W 24-3/8”, D 11-3/4”, H 27-1/2” Sold
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I am on a mission to paint the second Golden State Warriors player of this series. Draymond Green actually is my favorite on the team, the reason being is his outspoken and witty personality. It really has a connection with mine, to speak the truth all the time. I had the honor to have him sign my painting yesterday. As I see him on and off the game, he is a hard working player, who does not take things for granted. I looked for images of his and again I found this one with a smile. I picked it because it shows me the inner side of him, when he can enjoy the game on the court, still in his own self. Sometimes I wonder if everybody can be their own self whenever they want to. Struggles do continue for
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Sweat Series 1 of 5: Curry
When I pick an image of a sports player to paint I always look for the glare. Why would I pick certain poses but not others? The easy answer was always, “I don’t know, because I liked it?” But when I dig deeper into my inner train of thoughts there is always one definite compelling answer to why I liked it: I could go into that player’s soul from these images. But how? Well, that would be through his/her eyes. Humans are a species of emotions. Thus sports are attracted to their fan bases because there are a lot of emotions being expressed or exposed to the public during the games. These expressions echo with our normal daily lives of ups and downs. When they are naturally expressed, these emotions are acknowledged. As a painter, that is how I capture and elaborate them. I never try to paint a photo exactly, because the subject is more than that photographic moment. Imagine the next split second from the moment of the capture. What would the face look
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