Bob Baker, “In the Ring” (2013)

13 Jul

IMG_3189Bob Baker, In the Ring (2013)

Note: click on image to enlarge

Happy Saturday!  I tried something new this morning.  I’ve always admired George Bellows’s boxing paintings and I decided to give one a shot.  My goal was to paint it loosely and rapidly to capture the motion and the violence.  The last thing I wanted was a prim, careful little number that rendered the boxers as posed statuary.  It was fun for a change.

This also looks cool in black-and-white — almost looks like an old news illustration:


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