I sometimes have trouble naming my paintings. One friend recently joked about how "non-creative" my painting titles are, and I have to agree! My creativity is in my painting and *not* in my writing. A "striker" in soccer is a forward player who is expected to score, and I think the title is appropriate. I admit I considered a completely different title though--"Time is Fleeting." This is a painting of my son that captures a split second in time as he plays his favorite sport. He started playing soccer at the age of 4 and I can so easily remember him and his tiny little team-mates chasing the soccer ball all over the field. He is now 12 and I rarely catch any more glimpses of the little boy he used to be. So I painted this one in a reflective, melancholy sort of mood. Our children grow up too quickly.
I tried to keep the focus strictly on him and the ball and purposely kept the rest of the painting loose and kind of blurred.