Saturday, August 20, 2011


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.