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The Golden Moment

December 19, 2012

Found this image of an early painting I did in 1998 of a classic baseball player from the American Negro league team the “Homestead Grays”. I was in my last year of art school when I completed this piece and it was done on 15″x 20″ illustration board using mixed media to give it an antiquated look. It signified a new maturity in my work using a document portraiture style approach to my subject matter. I titled it “The Golden Moment” because I wanted to capture that tense moment between the batter and the ball just before it is about to be hit out of the ball-park with a might swing.