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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If you have any questions, painting suggestions, or would like to contact me regarding a custom painting, please email me at info@moreauart.com.

Thanks for reading!

-Absolon

 


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