Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls of all ages… I’m back! I’ve been insanely busy putting the brush to the canvas and haven’t had time to blog! So while I’ve been able to share all of these new paintings, I haven’t been able to bring you along for the ride by going behind the scenes with my thoughts!
Let’s start with one of my most recent paintings: one of the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) Jerry Rice! He is one of (if not THE) greatest players of all time. Forget just receivers, I’m talking EVERYONE to every play in the NFL. So naturally, I had to honor his greatness by immortalizing him on canvas.
This painting has quickly become one of my favorites. It’s a colorized painting with Rice being the only one in color. Rice is entering the end zone with his hands raised in celebration while everyone else just watches him doing what he does best! This was the classic moment after Jerry broke the TD record!
As a painter who is based in the Bay Area, it was a no brainer to pick Rice as a focus of one of my paintings. I’m not quite sure what took me so long to be honest! But with that said, it was an honor to paint him.
Normally this is where my blogs end. I tell you my most recent painting, describe it, share my thoughts on it, and then I sign off. But this blog post has a twist! I use various forms of social media in order to share/promote my work, so naturally I posted the finished painting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. What happened next, I never saw coming. Jerry Rice himself saw my tweet that had the painting attached and he retweeted and replied to it. And he loved it! You read that correctly, JERRY RICE LOVES MY PAINTING OF HIM! Any time I get an athlete to like or love a non-commissioned piece is amazing and flattering as an artist. But to have Jerry Rice see it and let me know what he thought? PRICELESS. Still don’t believe me huh? Check out this screenshot and see it for yourself!
And NOW we’re done here for now. I just wanted to share this exciting news with you all! I’ve got more cool news on the way (giveaway anyone?), so stay tuned!
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Hey there! Hope you’re having a lovely day. Just wanted to update everyone on my latest completed piece! It is a 16×20 inch painting for Seattle Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch aka The Beast! The painting shows Lynch carrying the ball with his eyes surveying the field visible through his helmet shield. I was stoked to be able to get the wrinkles and pads on/through the jersey down well. It’s something I’ve been working on including, and I’m glad that it came out well on this piece. I’m extremely excited that another star player has commissioned me to do a piece for them!
Like the Dashon Goldson and Calais Campbell pieces, this piece is going to benefit Lynch’s charity the “Fam 1st Foundation.” I’m not 100 percent sure if Lynch will raffle it off or what exactly his specific plans are for the painting, but I know whatever proceeds will go to the charity (which makes me happy). The Fam 1st Family Foundation is “dedicated to uplifting and empowering youth in the Bay Area and throughout the United States. The foundation’s mission is one of empowerment and education, aiming to build self0esteem and academic learning skills in underprivileged youth.”
I’ve made it pretty clear how much I love doing paintings for charities, so I want repeat myself here. But I will say that it is exciting to do work for a charity that’s primary location is here in the Bay Area. The extreme locality of it makes it an even bigger pleasure for me. I also am a big fan of how involved and how many events the Fam 1st Foundation puts on. If you look at their website, you can see how many events they have put on this summer and how Lynch brings in other athletes to appear at these events.
Stay tuned, because I have quite a few more paintings in the works that I can’t wait to share with you! For more information on the Fam 1st Foundation, please visit: http://www.fam1stfamilyfoundation.org/ To look at some of the paintings I’ve done, paintings for sale, or to contact me, please visit: http://moreauart.com/ Thanks for checking in and reading about what I’ve got going on!
Hope to hear from you about a piece you’re interested in buying/commissioning!
Hello sports, art, and sports art lovers! This is the first of many blog entries. On my blog, you’ll be able to read about pieces I’m working on, upcoming news, and all other types of fun!
I recently finished a piece for San Francisco 49ers Safety Dashon Goldson. Dashon contacted me about doing a piece for his charity, The Highest Point Foundation. “The Highest Point Foundation was created in 2009 by Dashon Goldson to provide motivational outlets for youth through sports programs such as camps and clinics – to take them off the streets and onto the field, making more productive use of their time and physical abilities.” Taken from the charity’s website. He will be signing the painting which will then be put up for auction at one of his events.
The painting is an 18×24 inch oil painting on canvas. It was a an absolute pleasure to not only do a painting for a great local athlete, but the fact that the proceeds will benefit a charity makes the work even more worthwhile. His charity started in Southern California (where he is from) and now includes work in San Francisco. It’s exciting that I get to assist The Highest Point Foundation’s efforts to help the kids in at-risk neighborhoods have an outlet.
Another extremely exciting moment through this process was how happy Dashon was when I presented him an image of the near-final product. He posted the picture on Instagram which is a photo-sharing website. He shared it with his followers, and the photo of the painting was well received. Over 400 people “liked” the photo, I received many complimentary comments, and he gave me a shout-out for doing the painting. I can’t quite put into words the joy I get when a client tells me how much they enjoy and love a painting I do for them. I believe the happiness of a client is the ultimate reward for any artist, whether it is music, poetry, painting, etc… Any time we artists can make people happy with our work, we’ve accomplished a great goal.
For more information on the Highest Point Foundation, visit http://www.dashongoldson.com/the-highest-point/
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