A lacrosse portrait is Michael Gottleib's term for creating original art using a photo for reference. Good quality photos are an integral part of the successful rendering. However, as shown in the above portrait, artistic brushwork and washes substitute for photo detail to excite the imagination. Lacrosse portraits make a wonderful memory.
This watercolor shows the smooth style of Middlebury All-American Michael Frissora (class of 2003) who played on three Middlebury national championship teams.
The original watercolor art measured 16 x 20". The colors although muted are expressive as the color washes infuse a sense of action. Blues and grays contrast with subtle hints of magenta.
About the Artist: Michael Gottleib, Artist, illustrator, designer of the sport of lacrosse since 1974, has assisted with the early growth of lacrosse in both southern and northern California as player, referee, and founder of teams.