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05-01-2004, 12:17 PM
I decided to start a series of baseball studies and this is the first. Babe Ruth swatting one out of the park, back in the 20's.

It's my first B&W painting. I hope to find time to do several more. I have a feeling there mightr be a market for this type of thing. Who knows....

The photo leaves a lot to be desired. It's a bit glossy. Anyone's advice on how to photograph a painting better, would be appreciated.

11 X14
Canvas board

05-01-2004, 12:20 PM
bAH! the photo didn't attach.

once more....

05-01-2004, 02:13 PM
Hi Vasili

I like this painting a lot and yes there is a market for b+w paintings. mixed with your sporting theme could be a winner.

have you seen the b+w works of Alain Bertrand? (www.catto.co.uk >works available >Artists)

It is something I plan to try one day.

Great work

05-01-2004, 02:29 PM
Well done! It has a lot of spirit and movement. The scene is really interesting in black and white!! :clap:

05-01-2004, 03:37 PM
Thanks, for the comments. I also plan on trying an oil color painting of a few sports themes, as well.

I shot a couple of better photos of it....

05-02-2004, 07:54 PM
I havent even considered doing a black and white painting...what a lesson in values that would be!

Very cool.
Thanks for showing it.

05-03-2004, 06:30 AM
it definately will fit in for a baseball fan. i really like it. bill

05-03-2004, 10:31 AM
My boss would love something like that. He's a real sports fan. I think there is a great market for sports themed art.

As a football fan, I have so many useless items with my favorite teams logo. Cups and beer mugs, car magnets, key chains, shirts, jersey's, flags, clocks, etc. etc. etc.

I'm sure you'll do great!


05-04-2004, 09:42 PM
Thanks, for the comments.

It takes lots of discipline for me to not dip my brush into some color along the way. HA!