My Brother, The Talented ArtistMy little brother David wears many hats. One of them that I am most proud of is "Extremely Talented Arteest."
Dave has been taking art classes for as long as I can remember, and he always blows the assignments out of the water. They may not be ON TIME, especially, but they are always awesome and unbelievable.
This year, I asked David to create a painting for Robbie for Christmas. I have had an idea in my head that I have been wanting to do for Robbs for a long time, and I finally decided to do it, and found the right artist :)
There was a photo floating around online last year (I can't even find it to post on this blog) of Sidney Crosby on the ice, shot from above, and his shadow was changed to look like he was hoisting the Stanley Cup. This was a really great photo, and Robbie had it on his computer desktop for a long time.
I sent this photo to David, and said, "Go nuts."
This past weekend, I went to Springfield for a belated Christmas celebration with my family, and David delivered the painting. It exceeds my expectations and wildest hopes by miles.
This kid never ceases to amaze me with his talent and his eye for visual art. I took some photos of it last night, as it was out on the porch drying. The photos don't do the painting justice, of course, but I want to share it with the Humzoo community.
I hope you guys like it. Because Robbie and I sure do. We are going to build a mantle over the fireplace just for this painting.
Ladies and Gentlemen of Humzoo, I give you, Crosby on Ice, by David Gladish, acrylic on MDF.
You can kindof see the shadows of the skate lines in the ice. David had an awesome idea to make them really stand out. He glued white thread to the board, and then painted over it to create a 3D effect. It turned out SO amazing.
Thanks again David. Your painting is fantastic. Better than I ever could've asked for. I know how much work went into this, and I appreciate it more than I can ever describe!