Prominent Alabama artist Daniel Moore has recently released an oil painting of the United States Sports Academy’s 2011 College Football Game of the Year highlighting Alabama’s defense in its, 21-0, victory against Louisiana State in the BCS National Championship game.
The painting, “The Shutout,” is Moore’s seventh one to serve as the Academy’s official College Football Game of the Year Award® artwork. His latest piece focuses on Alabama’s dominating defense that blanked previously No. 1-ranked LSU. This work is now available for limited editions of giclée prints and canvases.
Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, explained that the work of art is “a time-lapse portrait of the swarming Alabama defenders as they are depicted at different points in the game, yet appearing together in one visual setting.”
The prestigious annual College Football Game of the Year Award was developed in 2005 to pay tribute to a team whose efforts in a game exemplify the spirit and principles of athletic endeavor, dedication and teamwork. Each week the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Committee selects a Game of the Week winner. Each week’s winner is then considered for the award honoring the best College Football Game of the Year at the end of the season. The 2010 winner was Auburn for its 22-19 victory against Oregon in the BCS game.
Moore is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy will donate Moore’s painting to Alabama for being named this year’s top college football game, along with $5,000 to Alabama’s general scholarship fund.
Although “The Shutout” is designed as a stand-alone painting, Moore says it will serve as the bottom section for another painting he now plans to do that pays tribute to Alabama’s success in all phases of the national title game, including the offense, defense and special teams. Moore is proceeding to paint an upper portion of his specially designed artwork. The overall finished work is called “Restoring the Order” and the entire design will be offered as Limited Edition Fine Art Lithographs by New Life Art, Inc.
“As an Alabama graduate, artist and documenter of sports history, I am certainly thrilled about commemorating this historic event,” Moore said from his studio in Hoover, Ala. “I am especially honored to work with the Academy in creating this official artwork every year.”
For more information, please visit Moore’s website at http://www.newlifeart.com.