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Old 11-25-2014, 06:19 PM
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Default The November 2014 raffle painting!

Hey all,

I figured I'd start a new thread for the raffle painting this time around, this way the content doesn't get missed if sometime down the line people try to search it out. Or something.

So, the image that Eric has chosen, for those of you who haven't seen it:



The image finds our hero Babe in the dugout at Yankee Stadium before the first game of the 1932 World Series (the same World Series in which he supposedly called his shot). I would imagine that it was taken at some point before batting practice or something like that, mainly because the dugout seems a bit empty, as well as the seats directly behind the dugout. At the same time, the shadows on Ruth seem to indicate that the time is probably around 12:00, and if I remember correctly from my research, the actual game probably wouldn't have started any time before 1:00.

I think it'll make for a really nice painting, as the light seems to be bright and sharp. Also, there are some really interesting diagonals happening throughout the photo, especially the lines of the seats, dugout roof, and the patriotic tarp as they all relate to Ruth's gesture. Plus, there's also some interesting things happening in the dugout, both with some of warm glow of light bouncing off of the lacquered wood, and also with the fellow sitting down behind Babe (especially with that leg peering out of the shadows).

So, yesterday I made it to my art store and picked up stretcher bars. I assembled them as soon as I got home:



Then, the linen was stretched:



And finally, primed:



I followed the same procedures that I normally do, which I outlined months back with John's Hank Aaron painting. If anyone wants to read about why and how I made those particular choices, it's all mentioned in pst #43 of this thread:

http://www.net54baseball.com/showthr...=188067&page=5

Anywho, I'm hoping that I can get the drawing taken care of at some point after the holiday weekend, and then finally get some paint to the canvas!

As usual, if you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask away!

Thanks for reading.

Graig
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:52 PM
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Powerful image!

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Old 11-25-2014, 11:00 PM
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Graig
Your research on this photo is great! I just thought it was a great picture but having the historical setting just adds to it.
I went back and read the thread on John's Aaron photo progression. I am so excited to see the steps that my Ruth painting will be going through soon. 😃
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:47 AM
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Eric,
I suggest to you to copy this thread for the history of your painting. It is rare when you are able to get a detailed description of how your painting was created, as told by the artist himself. Having that history, years from now, could easily add to the provenance of your painting. It couldn't hurt to have that history.

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Good idea Bill. I'll certainly do that.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:54 PM
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Hey all,

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and has since recovered from their respective food comas.

I got around to getting the drawing of Babe down on canvas, so I thought I'd share.



And also managed to cover the surface with the underwash I use as a ground for the other color that'll be laying on top of it.



It's going to take a few days to dry, but once it does, I can hop on it and start painting!

Graig
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:15 PM
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That is neat Graig. Thanks for taking the time to let the board see a part of how it's done. (so to speak)
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I love seeing this sketched out stage. I think this piece is going to look great. All Graig's work does but this piece has lots of nice light and shadow areas that Graig is so good at capturing.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:13 PM
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Awesome thread!
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Awesome! Can't wait to see the end result.

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