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Painting LA Kings goalie Jonathan Quick

Jonathan Quick  LA Kings
Jonathan Quick LA Kings

Stanley Cup winners for 2014 LA Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.   He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff Most Valuable Player two years ago.  Quick is my son-in-laws favorite player.   This is what Jonathan Quick has to say about   the team’s “magic” and finding a way to get a win: “Obviously we get a bounce that goes against us a little bit there on the second one. It’s still early, so you just stick with it. From a goalie’s perspective, you try and make the next save. With the forwards, they’re just trying to get in deep, wear ‘em out a little bit and get pucks to the net. We were fortunate to get the third there. Now, you start all over again. It’s a zero-zero game and you’re trying to win the next game.”

Watercolor ink on drafting film.  Image is approximately 8″ x 10″ on 11″ x 14″ drafting film.

LA Kings Dustin Brown

LA Kings Dustin Brown
Dustin Brown LA Kings

The LA Kings won the Stanley Cup last night.  I’m a big Kings fan.  My son-in-law plays in a small league which adds more fun watching the kings play.   The painting is of LA kings Dustin Brown captain of the Los Angeles Kings.  He is noted for his physical playing style, consistently ranking among the league leaders in hits[3] and penalties drawn.  (Hitting too hard)  As Dustin says, ““You’ve got to try to go after guys, get guys off their game.”   Being the captain of the LA Kings he takes the responsibility seriously,  “”Being captain is a lot more work than I thought it would be, that’s for sure. But I see it as a welcomed challenge and one that I take very seriously and work hard at. It’s a lot of fun and with this team it’s pretty easy to keep the guys motivated because we all push each other.”   And about the Stanley cup?  ““The Stanley Cup is a special trophy, and you kind of dream about having this chance your whole life if you’re a hockey player.”

The painting is 12″ by 16″ ink and acrylic on 1980’s Sporting News hockey pages (newsprint) mounted on canvas board.

Image of Drew Doughty LA Kings Defenseman Sports Painting

Sports painting. Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty  The sports image by John Robertson is painted on brown paper approximately 4 feet by 7 ½ feet, acrylic. It is the first time I have painted large-scale on paper and was an experiment to see how the paint acts on it’s surface.  I liked the watery consistency of the paint which adds to the nature of a hockey player.  It gives the image a feeling of more action.  My object in painting is not to paint illustratively.  It is about expressing the idea of hockey and the individual player without representing the person exactly.  Photographs do that quite nicely.