“Kyle Schwarber – #LetsGo”
On Saturday, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Cubs vs. Nationals game. We sat out in right field, just a few rows off the wall. The sun was shining, and even though it was a little on the cooler side, with the sun in our direct path for the afternoon, we had some great weather. I feel for anyone who was in the shade – because it was pretty chilly if you didn’t have direct sunlight! It was a really great game to watch, and being so close to the biggest play of the game – the “was it foul, did he touch it, does this count?” fly ball from Addison Russell that was just out of reach for the reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper – that was pretty awesome. It’s no secret that I’ve been a Cubs fan for my entire life, and right now I am LOVING watching this team! It’s so much fun to watch them that it’s worth noting that since the start of this season I’ve completed a full color Kris Bryant portrait, I’m working on finishing a full color Jake Arrieta portrait, and this weekend, I finished a brand new painting.
This new piece is a 24 x 24 acrylic painting on canvas, and it features Kyle Schwarber’s powerful home run swing. He may be out for the season, but man is this kid a gem! And seeing him around the team even when he can’t play, I love that. So hey Kyle, good on you! We miss ya bud!
From start to finish, this piece was a lot of fun to create. It was messy, it was a long process, and it was very “make it up as I go,” and in the end I really love the result.
From now through May 15, this piece is available to my VIP members only! At the end of the day on May 15, the piece will go into my gallery and be available to everyone. To become a VIP for free, simply visit the VIP sign up page and you’ll get access to all pieces before they are released for general sale. In the meantime, if you’d really like this piece for your own – maybe in a different size, different material, or even as a phone case or pillow (yes, there’s all kinds of other things available too), it IS LIVE in my online print shop! Get all the copies you’d like, get as many different sizes as you need, and get them before the painting is available. You can’t go wrong! Click here to shop for this piece in the online store.
In the next few days, I’m hoping to do my first attempt at a “live look in” while I paint. I’ll be trying out Facebook’s “go live” feature, so if you’re not following me on Facebook, now could be the perfect time to do so! I’m not sure when that will happen, but it will be soon. You know, schedule permitting. 🙂