New Series! ( nothing like the Painting a Day though)

Loyal Followers!  I am happy to present a series of 6 old baseball stadiums– not the 365 of last year!

The backstory, for those of you who are interested, is that I’ve always been a big baseball fan.  My first game was at Connie Mack stadium in Philadelphia, I think around 1971.  Anyway, it was the last year of that stadiums’ existence and I loved it– the iron grillwork, the red,white and blue bunting everywhere…I felt like I’d stepped back in history.  The next year the stadium was demolished to make way for that monstrosity Veterans Stadium.  I heard last year, I think, that the Vet was old and outdated and had to be demolished itself.  Wait!  I remember when that stadium was built!  Does that mean I’m that old and outdated too?

Anyway, in homage to all of those old, beautiful stadiums, most of which were gone before I was born or soon after, I decided to paint a sliver of them from the fans’ point of view.  I might add a few more- maybe Yankee Stadium and Wrigley Field ( still in existence).  I’d like to hear what you think!

 

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December 31!

Someone carved these words at Ocean Beach and  I thought it was a perfect ending to this project.  Many many thanks to you, loyal followers!  There were so many times when I almost gave up , not feeling like painting or thinking that nobody was interested, but then I’d get your likes and comments and they kept me going.

 What now?  Well, a few things: I do want to do a regular kind of art project ( but not every day!) and a friend suggested that periodically, maybe every 2 weeks or every month, I ask you all for a prompt.  Then, if I get any responses, I’ll list them and pick one, and later post the result.  But I’m open to other ideas– please send them to me!

The other thing: I’m looking for a space to display all 365 of these 4″ x 4″ paintings all together but haven’t found a place yet.  Does anyone know of a place that might be interested?

Happy New Year to everyone, and keep it up ( whatever it is that you do)!

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December 24

It seems crazy that this scene exists at Christmas…but here it is: golfers hanging out at one of the greenest places in California while everything else turns brown in way above average warmth and extreme drought.

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December 23

These houses nearby are all lit up for Chirstmas.  I still love walking around and looking at the displays.  They seem pretty good this year.

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