From the food and drinks shared while tailgating to the conversations and laughter shared before and after each game, football was and still is such a big part of life. It brings with it a warmth and familiarity that eases my sadness and gives me something to look forward to every year when summer comes to a close. I think that is part of the reason I hate the month of February so bad....no more football! I wanted those warm feelings to come across in this little painting.
I love this well worn football that has seen more than its share of backyard catches. It has lost its pebbly surface and feels almost like velvet. The clay bulldog is made of Mississippi mud and is a treasured piece of mine from a cousin (another football fan of course :)). And the beer, well....what is football without a cold beer wrapped in your favorite teams coozie?!
"saturday afternoon essentials"
8" x 8" oil on panel