Moore to capture Iron Bowl moment
Published 11:36 am Monday, November 28, 2011
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Alabama’s most renowned artist, Daniel A. Moore, will immediately begin a new master oil painting to commemorate Alabama’s 42-14 win over Auburn in the 2011 Iron Bowl.
“More than just the win, I want this painting to portray the fulfillment of the Alabama players’ vow, “Never Again,” which they adopted after last year’s humbling loss, a come-from-behind win by Auburn,” Moore explains. “I want the meaning of the painting to communicate a positive, real-life message to all who see it. True to their vow and commitment, there was no let down by the Tide at the end of this year’s Iron Bowl. I can think of no better image through which I can express this than that of Trent Richardson’s fourth-quarter, Heisman-caliber historic run. The name of the new painting will be ‘Never Again.’”
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Before actual work is begun on the painting, Moore will first complete his customary preliminary pencil drawing for the painting, which should take about two weeks. As with “Maximum Block,” New Life Art will then publish signed limited edition prints of the drawing. These “sketch prints” will be distributed before Christmas to people who take advantage of a special prepublication offer for the full-color prints of the original painting. Full-color prints of “Never Again” are targeted for publication and release in February,
“I think that collectors are well aware of the time it takes me to complete a painting,” Moore said. “I won’t quit until I know I’ve given each painting my best effort, no matter how long it takes me to get there.”
Unlike the computer-generated action images of sports Moore’s original compositions are fully hand-rendered in the tradition of the Great Masters, using brushes and oil paint on canvas. Moore received his formal Fine Art training and degree from the University of Alabama in 1976.