Featured this week is a captivating sports abstract titled, “Endzone Catch” by David Ralph. In this watercolor, David attempts to capture the flowing grace, motion and athleticism of a football wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals’ Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson, as he stretches out to catch a touchdown pass in the end zone. A defender, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Troy Palamalu, literally draped on his back, lunges to break up the play. The motion and grace of this athletic moment is heightened by pronounced, elongated curves of the reaching arms. The interplay and energy of the two athletes is emphasized by the strong angles, shapes and colors. The original for this painting was sold a few years ago. Prints can be purchased at Imagekind.
David Ralph, founder and owner of the imaging and conceptual company Marco Image & Concept, is a contemporary artist and illustrator who lives in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA.
About ten years ago, David had a vision to create a series of abstract watercolor paintings that explored the female figure through curve, line, and a composition of varying shapes of color, value, and pattern. This exploration led to a distinctive style that has shaped David’s unique brand of painting and illustration since.
Today, David continues to create abstract compositions of the female figure as well as other themes of interest such as nature, music, people and sports. View David’s artist website at http://david-ralph.artistwebsites.com/.