Children are big dreamers, wanting to be someone great when we grow up. A professional athlete, courageous firefighter, hero police officer, life saving doctor, and even president. We may never become who we dream to be. The wonderful part of it all is, we can always have ‘Big Dreams.’
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Size: 24 x 36 x .75 inches
Signed bottom right
I lay in the ground work for the grass and boy in the foreground. A base grey was needed for the grass in the background.
More loose layout of the young baseball player in the foreground. Some detail work is painted in the child’s baseball uniform.
Some black is added into the darker parts of the painting to give me a base for the darkest area of the painting. I start painting in the grass pattern in the background. This turned out to be the most time consuming of the painting. I also paint in part of the glove detail.
More grass is painted in and I start putting in some of the detail work in the clothes, face, and gloves.
At this point, I paint in the white in the background grass area. I also paint white and light grey into the clothes and baseball mitt.
Some dark greys and black is painted into the grass. This gives a good base for the lighter colors I apply later on top.