This painting is off to a better start than the Red Sox themselves, who opened the season with a miserable 3-8 road trip out west. I’m going for a sort of empty-but-beautiful vibe with this picture, with lots of attention on the famed Green Monster, the gigantic left-field wall. So no crowd, no ballgame: I plan to add a couple groundskeepers or ballplayers walking on the outfield or infield, but not thousands of screaming fans.
There’s lots more to be done, of course. (Unfortunately, production has slowed because I threw my back out; I’m getting better, but it’ll be a week or so before I’m back to my normal painting and blogging schedule.) The outfield and left-field lines and grandstands need straightening, as do the signs over the Green Monster. The infield may need to be reduced a tad. I haven’t put in stadium lights yet. Of course I have detail to add too: the scoreboard on The Monster, writing on the signs, the foul lines, and above all the iconic Citgo sign in center field!