This painting was done with the ALL STAR game in mind as it was in Cincinnati this year. I asked my husband to gather some of his equipment from his childhood so that I could paint a still life. When he got the gloves out they all smelled like mildew and it became a metaphor for dreams that never came true and thus, the title. I loved the imperfectness of the worn and weathered glove, the ball that one of the kids had magic markered years ago and the bat being held together with masking tape.
This painting is still available.
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