Yes, this my art blog and, yes, the title of this blog post is about football but my passion for football and art are intertwined. I paint what i am passionate about and I am passionate about my San Francisco Forty Niners! And they are going to the Super Bowl! And on that note I am in the middle of a 49er painting that I have composed using reference photos from my day at the 49ers/Jets game at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey back in September. Anyway, over the summer I found a really great gold plein air style frame at a yard sale and I had a great idea for an interesting composition for a football painting featuring...ta da... the Forty Niners.
This first photos is the intial sketch all laid out..
Then comes the first glaze. The next decision I had to make was do I paint the jersey in the away colors of white or their home color of red. I am partial to the red but I took a poll on Facebook and the answer was a resounding yes to the red. So red it is!
In the image below I have started laying in the first glazes of the red and am playing around with the background. What to see more? Be sure to stop back as I'll be posting more of thei work- in - progress!
It is an interesting size painting at 6 1/2 x 18 but I really like the size. It is a bit further along than this but I'll save that for the next post. Watercolor on Arches, 300lb Rough Press.
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