Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.125"D
Year Created: 2018
Lucky are the kids who can find a vacant lot to get up a ball game near their their home. Some of those lots have been used for years as the "official" ball field for the neighborhood. This painting is one of a series of country ball parks I have been doing for the past several years. This game was being played on a late August afternoon and the grass and weeds are starting to turn gold but
there is still plenty of time before the end of the season.
I think teams that are lucky enough to find a back lot to play in and not get chased off have the most fun and the best memories.
Oils on canvas board.
BILL STEWART I'm a retired "Mad Man" from the ad agency business. I love to work in an impressionistic style and have become interested in some of the older and traditional techniques such as egg tempera and making paint by mixing the raw pigments into linseed oil. i enjoy experimeting with various medias and explore areas of a looser, "brushy" style to escape the confines of the tight commercial art word. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are influenced by the vivid, sunlit colors and strong shadows along with scenes sometimes cloaked in fog. I enjoy painting landscapes in plein air as well as in my studio. Also, I love still life, some figurative painting and abstract. I work in both oil and acrylics and some watercolors and dyes.