Very interesting, I see the baseball theme and leaves. It is kind of like a double exposure photo. Can I ask what are trying to portray? Is it just and abstract or is there meaning behind it I am not seeing? What is on the left in the dark background? The drawing of the hands is really good! The ball looks like it could use a little work. Is this a drawing or painting? Sorry for all the questions. I like it but need to know more about it to decipher what I am seeing.
A couple of answers for ya'...first, this a pencil sketch done on a ruggedly gessoed hardboard surface. The image on the left is a baseball mitt. As far as the meaning or concept it's a tribute to my father. Upon my father's death I struggled to find something that he and I had in common. We were two distinctly different people. As I searched I began to remember those evenings as a young boy when he and I would go outside to play catch. We did this under the shade of a tall locust tree...thus, the leaves. I later found that we didn't have the game in common either. He simply wanted to spend time with his son. This drawing is a result of those evenings and, hopefully, a fitting tribute and "thank you" to my father.
This is not only good, it is a bit haunting.
I have similar lingering memories of my dad and I. I believe this hits home.
By the way, are you familiar wth the work of Paul Calle? If you love pencil dawing as I do, you would probably enjoy his book "The Pencil". You might check with Amazon.com to see if there is still a copy around.
I could tell there was more to it than I was seeing. I don't know what to say other than I am very moved. I am glad you are able to tell others about your painting. Some people don't like to talk about their works and I feel it blocks a lot of the emotions you get from the piece of art. Thank you very much for sharing this.