Sports projects for Sports Artist John Robertson, Golden State Warriors new arena, Milwaukee Bucks new arena. Paintings for Atlanta Braves Stadium and Green Bay Packers re-model of Lambeau Field. Created Sports Art for Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49er's, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Net, Prudential Sports Arena (New Jersey Nets New Jersey Devils), the Amway Sports Arena Orlando Magic, etc. Other commerical projects, museums and private clients.
I photographed this basketball lay-up move being done by a Venice beach, California
player. My wife used to have her art
studio close to the Venicebeach basketball courts. You may
remember seeing these basketball courts in the movie, “White Men Can’t
Jump”. As you can see the basketball lay-up is just
what it sounds like: a shot where a player lays the ball up on the backboard or
over the rim and into the basket. It can be done forwards, backwards, or
sideways. It is a lay-up just the same.
And I can’t do any of the moves except for the one facing the basketball
hoop – no twists or turns for me.
The basketball art was originally created for a commission for the
Amway Center sports and entertainment venue in Orlando,
Florida. This is the home sports arena for the NBA
Orlando Magic basketball team. I was
commissioned to create five pieces for the Amway arena a few years back, when
it first opened. I have never been to
the arena or have photographs of the paintings hung on display – so if you are
in that area and go to the stadium I would love to have someone take photos
with their phone and send them to me. I
could probably send you a nice print of one of my sports paintings as a thank
you for your efforts.
About the Lay-up Painting
Sports Painting by artist John
Robertson 60" x 40" (5 feet by 3
½ feet) acrylic on unstretched canvas