These are some of the portraits that I have painted on footballs over the years that I call "Pigskin Portraits". If you would like to have a portrait painted on a football email me at; firstname.lastname@example.org.
I thank Mike Buckland and the great people from Ohio State University for presenting this painting to Archie Griffin at last nights "Spring for Scholarships" event in Lima, Ohio. The painting is called "Where Dreams Begin" and it features a very young Archie dreaming about his future with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
It's a beautiful autumn day in the wooded land. The peaceful silence is momentarily broken as a hunter, who couldn't resist bringing his laptop with him to follow the game, celebrates an Ohio State touchdown. All the creatures of the woods let their curiosity get the best of them as they approach to see the spectacle.
Deciding whether to stay home and watch the game, or hit the woods to go after that monster buck was a hard decision for this "Buckeye Hunter".
In the background as the hunter cheers on his buckeyes the raccoon is clapping, the woodpecker has carved "GO BUCKS" in the tree, and an opposum and deer look on. I hope that he wasn't hunting for turkey, because that bird is running right in front of him. I guess that's what happens when one loves the Buckeyes.
If you like the Buckeye Country Art paintings take a trip to Ottawa Ohio and visit the Gallery. It is located on the second floor of the Phantasm Designs store in downtown Ottawa, Ohio. The gallery has many of my Buckeye artworks and also features Buckeye apparel, OSU signs, tailgating accessories and many other items to enhance your Buckeye life.
At few years ago I created this painting celebrating what I believe to be the best Buckeye tailbacks in Buckeye history. Although this was just tailbacks before the year 2000 I think that if they let him run, Zeke may be one that I would want to include on a list of the greats. So today let's hope they let "Zeke" run.
When you want to see my "Buckeye Country Art" prints up close and personal be sure to stop at the Buckeye gallery in Ottawa, Ohio. The gallery is located on the second floor in the Phantasm Designs store on 124 West Main Street.