What a great printmaking set up and people in B.A.. Santi was my helper the day these photos were taken.
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 I heard last year, I think, that the Vet was old and outdated and had to be demolished itself.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 Does that mean I’m that old and outdated too?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!
I guess I can’t get away from the series thing, so why not go with it? Here’s a new one:
Hello, loyal followers! I’ve been painting but not posting, as a friend commented. So, here is an example of whats new– and a link to
Another project is in the works, much much smaller than the painting a day project but potentially interesting nonetheless ( I hope)! Stay tuned.
Loyal Followers! Just wanted to keep in touch and keep posting…so here is a new painting and it’s a big change from the 4″ x 4″ “painting a day” — this one is 40″ x 58″, of the warm and nearly deserted scene at SF’s Ocean Beach on New Year’s day.
Also– I’m the featured artist of the month for a the Artists and Craftsmen art supply store — check it out! http://www.artistcraftsman.com/blog