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Why’s he calling me meat? I’m the one driving a Porsche.

Why’s he calling me meat? I’m the one driving a Porsche.- Ebby Calvin LaLoosh

 

Here is a recently completed piece I did of Brandon Snyder 1B for the Texas Rangers currently on the 40 man roster.  Hopefully he’s with the Rangers for a while.

Brandon R. Snyder (born November 11, 1986 in Las Vegas metropolitan area, Nevada) is a first baseman who is currently on the Texas Rangers 40-man roster.

Snyder was a 1st round draft pick by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2005 MLB Draft.

Snyder made is MLB debut on September 10, 2010 against the Detroit Tigers. He came in as a defensive replacement in the 9th inning. His first Major League hit, an RBI single, came against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 13, 2010 off of Blue Jay’s pitcher Marc Rzepczynski in the 2nd inning.

Snyder played 6 games on 2 separate stints with the Orioles in 2011.

I’m the player to be named later.

I’m the player to be named later. – Crash Davis

Here is a commission piece I completed this past weekend.  Nolan Ryan is the subject.  It’s done on wood, and it measures 48″x24″.  This is by far the largest commission piece I’ve been asked to do.  It was a neat project, and I think it turned out pretty neat.

As always thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Commissions are always available.  And don’t forget to sign up for notifications of new posts.

“I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.”

I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning. – Andy Warhol

Had a pretty cool piece commissioned. Ron Washington is the manager for the Texas Rangers.  I was approached to do a piece for a Christmas present for a huge Ron Washington fan.

And here is the result.  I wound up doing three to get it right, the other two are available in the shop.

Unless [artists] can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man.

Unless [artists] can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man. – James Thurber

This may be the coolest art/autograph experience I’ve ever been a part of.  This past Saturday the 12th, at AutographsInk, Mike Adams relief pitcher for the American League Champion Texas Rangers was appearing to do an autograph signing.  As everyone who stops by is aware of, I’ve done a couple of paintings with Mike Adams as the subject.  I thought it would be pretty cool to get his autograph on a painting.  I don’t generally hang my own art on my own walls, but with an autographed piece I can definitely make an exception.  It’s something that will be a part of my small personal collection.

The signing was scheduled for 11am, so I got there a bit early.  I have to admit I was a bit nervous going in because you never know how someone is going to interpret a piece of art.  What some people think is a treasure, others may think is complete garbage.  I didn’t want to go in and have him not sign it because he thought it was terrible.  And some athletes these days are such prima donnas these days and won’t sign original art work or items they really don’t care for.  Or in some cases charge extra for autographing original art.

So, I grab the art and hit the store.  After shooting it with a guy I used to work with, I proceed to the autograph area with painting in hand.  I place it on the table in front of him, and before I could say a word, he looked up and asked me “Are you Jason?”, I took a second and said yes, and he told me that he had seen the painting online and wanted to see about getting the one I did with the paint splatter on it.  Needless to say, I was pretty stoked that a) he knew who I was and b) that he liked it enough to want one.  Luckily I had the one he wanted in the car with me.  So I went out and got it and brought it in for him.  We talked a bit and I took off, probably with a grin as big as Tyler had when he told us he made first chair in band.

A couple of miles down the road I realized that I didn’t get any photos of him with the art, so I turned around and went in and got a couple of shots of Mike with his new art work.  This was without a doubt the best experience I’ve ever had with a professional athlete.  He seemed genuine, he took the time to talk to everyone, and overall was a pretty cool guy.  I wish more athletes had his attitude today.

 

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world. – George Santayana

 

Here are a couple more Mike Adams paintings.  All are original, 16″x20″ and are on stretched canvas.  Please check the store for availability.  These are not prints, each one is hand crafted goodness.