Monday, May 28, 2012

Painting Baseball "DEM BUMS" FINISHED! "In The Catbird Seat"


"IN THE CATBIRD SEAT"



My "Dem Bums" commissioned "baseball" painting is finished.  The title of the oil painting is "In The Catbird Seat."  This oil painting commemorates when the "Brooklyn Dodgers" beat the New York Yankees in game seven of the "1955 World Series".    

My clients had several important objects that they wanted included in the painting.  The "baseball books", the original "Brooklyn Dodgers" cap and the "DEM BUMS" vanity plate.  (That phrase was considered a term of endearment in Brooklyn.)  Since I specialize in "oil paintings with birds" the "catbird" fit perfectly into this composition.  "Red Barber" the very famous Major League Baseball announcer of the time, made the phrase "Sitting in the Catbird Seat" popular.  It meant "sitting pretty" like a batter with three balls and no strikes on him.  

I posted some snapshots of the in-progress work on earlier blog posts.  I actually have been working on two different "baseball" commissions this month and if feels good to have them all finished up so I can move on to some new paintings.

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Barbara Rudolph

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