A Tennis Still Life
Limited Edition Print
Edition of 450 S/N
Image: 25.5″ x 18.5″
Overall 30.5″ x 22.5″
75 Artist Proofs available with original watercolor remarques.
‘A Tennis Still Life’ is a major sporting still life. Much like the golf piece, it is sort of a whimsical but realistic look at tennis. I wanted it to look like the kind of cabinet a tennis nut might have in his or her den or office. Many of the props were loaned to me by my friend Cliff Drysdale, who was a great tennis player and is now a well-known tennis commentator. The rest of the props were found in flea markets over the years. All of the books are real except for one. (Hint: It’s purple)
In researching this painting I realized that there is a scarcity of realistic art involving tennis, except for posters and pictures of specific players or cartoon style caricatures, so I hope to fill a niche with this painting and I’m hoping it will appeal to tennis players, tennis lovers, and maybe lovers of tennis players and tennis lovers. It was a fun painting to do and I hope I can share it with you now.