Talkin’ Baseball is a reverse painting on glass that depicts an 18 month old country boy and his Papa discussing strategies and statistics concerning the major leagues
The first time we took Wyatt to the town park where we live, it was truly an experience for all three of us. He seems to be drawn in more by men than women, so I have to work hard to gain his favor. However, I do love to see him and his Papa at play and talkin’ baseball.
The second time our country boy took us to the park! When it came to the baseball field, Papa found an old used up, skinless baseball, and there was no stopping us! We threw the ball, we ran after it, we watched it roll to us, and the best part? We ran the bases! I must admit, Nana was a bit exhausted, and Papa slept like a log that night. But as reported by my daughter, Wyatt woke up the following morning saying “Papa, Nana, base-ball?”
I can’t even begin to say how good that made both of us feel. My husband was unsure about taking him there a second time. He thought it might be boring for Wyatt. But at this point, I think it might become one of Wyatt’s favorite places!
This country boy in the clover is an example of my reverse painting on glass, However, I painted it on plexi- glass.
One day when our grandson, Wyatt came over to visit, my husband, Rich and I decided to take him to the park in town. I had wanted to show Rich a trail there that intersected a trial I used to ride horse back on as a teen ager. And what a beautiful day it was to take Wyatt. Along the way, I picked up a tiny toad to show it to Wyatt. I put it back, and we went a ways before Wyatt pointed out another tiny toad.
He then claimed a pine cone from the trail as his own. Rich called it the souvenir we had bought him. We rode on the slides, swung on the swings, climbed on the climbing things, and had a wonderful day in all. It made for some great photographs to paint with later on, so I still got to see and enjoy our grandson, while painting, even while waiting to play with him again the following weekend.