Monday, November 28, 2011

Baseball "The Best Game In The World" oil painting

"The Best Game In The World"
My latest oil painting

If you love "Baseball" than I think you will enjoy my new oil painting.

I have been working on this oil painting a while now and finally decided that it is finished.  I call it "The Best Game In The World".  It  measures 12 x 16" on canvas.   Since I always have a "bird" in my paintings, what better fit than a "cardinal."   I had a special request last winter to do a baseball painting and this is what I came up with.  I thought a book on "Babe Ruth" would have to be a part of the finished painting.   A client loaned me the baseball glove for reference to paint, (which I still need to return), and I had so much fun trying to capture all the detail in the worn leather.   

"I swing big, with everything I've got.  I hit big or I miss big.  I like to live as big as I can."  - Babe Ruth

This painting will be for sale at the upcoming "Celebration of Fine Art" show in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Which I think is the "Greatest Show" in the world)...and I feel blessed to be a part of it.  Wow - I can hardly believe that this will be my seventh year showing there. This year the show opens on January 14th and runs through March 25th.   If you are interest in a "giclee" (professional artist quality print) of "The Greatest Game In The World",  they will be for sale at the show.  Or can contact me directly.  (The original may be available too, but I promised the one who requested it "first dibs".)

I hope you like it.  Your comments are welcome, just click on the comment link here to leave one.

Barbara Rudolph
my website

The Celebration of Fine Art Show in Scottsdale

Here are a few photos of this painting while in progress:

In progress


Ken Newman Sculpting on the Road said...

Very Cool - looking forward to seeing your new work at the Celebration of Fine Art..

Angela said...

This is just simply beauty at its best. You are blessed to have such a talent.

Dean H. said...

I really like your choice of elements for this painting, Barb! Excellent very well painted.

Linda Besse said...

Barbara, this is a lovely painting!!! I especially like the way the dark left side gives that Old Master quality to the piece. And, no one can paint book spines the way you do. Well done!

Gary Keimig said...

you nailed this one Barbara. great job

Anonymous said...

You're just getting better and better!
I really love your backgrounds ---how about a football and helmet background next?