Friday, December 19, 2008

Dizzy Dean

And now for something completely different...
Here's a painting I did a number of years ago depicting 1930's baseball pitcher Dizzy Dean. In the 1937 All-Star Game, Dean was pitching and was hit on the foot by a line drive. The doctor told him it was fractured and Dean replied, "Fractured?!? The damn thing's broken!" He came back from his injury too soon and overcompensated for the pain in his foot and wrecked his arm. He was picked up by the Chicago Cubs and helped them win the National League in 1938, but his arm was never the same. He went on to have a colorful broadcasting career. In this painting, I wanted to keep things black and white, but still bring out the beauty of baseball being played in the daylight. Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"

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