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"Through my paintings I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same." -- JEANNE ILLENYE

Baseball: Frayed Laces

Well used, this baseball reveals countless happy days when kids of every age tossed the neighborhood ball and ran the bases marked by a tree, lamp post, or even a sweatshirt tossed in a heap in the middle of the street as second base!


Mark Adams said...

Homerun for Jeanne. You knocked this one out of the park!! The surface of the baseball is mesmerizing. The ball, although at rest, looks like it’s coming at you at speed. Surely this is what a batter sees just before being beaned in the head with an inside pitch. Very, very nice!


Thanks, Mark! You made me laugh about a batter's last vision before being beaned in the head with an inside pitch! Upon reflection, I see what you mean about it appearing to be in motion! Maybe memories of seeing too many close pitches coming at me came through while painting! It was great fun to create the surface texture, faded writing and frayed laces on this one! Thanks so much, Jeanne

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