© Samuel B. Whitehead
DotI'm always working on new paintings and I'll be posting them on this site as they get finished. I will have many new paintings ready for the 2016 showe season (see events page) Here are a few examples of my latest work.
For this year's "lineup", I decided to try something a bit different. Using variations on team mascots, I created graphic designs that combine Pop Art and classic poster art to create a new "Over" series. These are original acrylic paintings depicting the mascots in an action pose with the silhouette of the home city on the bottom border.
So far, I've painted three of these for Detroit, Cleveland and Cincinnati.
Pictured here is the "Grrr Over Detroit" painting, 20"x24" on canvas.
DLast year, I created a series of "Hall of Fame Quads" for several individual teams who had at least four players enshrined at Cooperstown. In 2017, I began with the Tigers, Indians, Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers, Pirates, Red Sox and the Negro leagues.
This year, I've added the Cubs, Cardinals, Orioles and New York Giants.
The style is inspired by 1930's Goudey sets.
The "Quads" will be available as a group ( 16"x20" -$75 unframed, $150 Framed) or as individual prints 11"x14", $35 -unframed , $75 framed).
A couple of years ago, I did a trompe l'oeil painting of various baseball-related items. For this year, I have a new one, a fantasy shelf of baseball items dominated by vintage bobbleheads, including a version of my first bobblehead, the Detroit Tiger.
DoFor 2018, I started a new series of paintings of players I think should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. For the format, I was inspired by a set of 1961 Fleer cards that featured vintage players. My "Class of 2018" includes Gil Hodges, Al Rosen, Roger Maris and Pete Rose.
tJust finished, my team portrait of the 1984 World Series Winners, my hometown Detroit Tigers. Included in the image are Alan Trammell and Jack Morris, members of the 2018 Baseball Hall Of Fame Class.