I haven’t had a post in quite some time, but it’s great to be back. And I’m back with new art! The San Francisco 49ers haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1994, so this Super Bowl appearance for the 49ers is extra special for the 49er fan base. We all know about the suffocating defense, but the man leading this revival from average play is none other than Quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick burst on to the scene after taking over for a then-injured Alex Smith, and the rest is history. His success, leadership, and story are the main reasons that led me to creating this painting of him in his trademarked pose!
Before I talk more about the painting, some quick back story on the pose. “Kaepernicking” has caught the football world by storm. Kaepernick ‘kisses’ a bible verse on his bicep after he scores a touchdown. And just like “Tebowing” last season, it is a phenomenon that has everyone replicating and talking about it (just look at San Jose Sharks Forward Logan Couture ‘Kaepernicking’ after scoring a goal).
Ok, now back to the painting. I decided to do a Kaepernick painting simply because he is the hottest guy in the NFL right now and has been a source of inspiration on many levels. And I chose his “Kaepernicking” pose because of what it not only means to him, but what it means to 49er fans and his teammates. It represents a score for the 49ers, and every time he does it, he further cements his place among the team and as a force to be reckoned with in the NFL.
He has also revived the 49er fan base. Kaepernick’s emergence from backup to star in a matter of 10 or so starts has done so much for the 49er faithful. He, along with coach Jim Harbaugh, has been at the forefront of the 49ers return to the potential glory. He has inspired a new wave of fans as well as the fans that watched Montana and Young win Super Bowls so many years ago. He has helped bring stability along with some flair to a position that 49er fans have accustomed with greatness.
So with all these elements coming together in this pose, it was truly an honor to do this painting. I am a big fan of what Kaepernick has been able to do on the field with limited playing time as well as what he represents. He is a humble athlete that has worked tirelessly to achieve his ultimate dream of becoming an NFL quarterback. So thank you Colin for being a source of inspiration for so many.
If you love this painting, great news! Prints of this painting are available! Each print is 16×20 inches printed on foam core. For $50, you can get a great piece for your FanCave, home, office, etc. Prints can be purchased here.
If you have any questions, painting suggestions, or would like to contact me regarding a custom painting, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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