Debbie Morines painted Angels recently.

There’s nothing like Opening Day of baseball. Or is there? Debbie Morines found a way to make it even better.

Morines is a fan of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Major League Baseball team in California, but that doesn’t mean painting is forgotten on game day. For the Angels’ opener, Morines arrived early and painted the stadium from the parking lot.

“There’s just something about Opening Day,” says the artist. “The crowds, the music, the energy, the flags, jets, fireworks. I had to work fast on this 8”-x-8” painting, as I needed to get into the stadium to get to my seat and enjoy the game. I arrived at Angel Stadium, set up my easel quickly, and went to work to try and capture the color and the energy of the moment. The colors of the stadium were vibrant, and you could feel the enthusiasm in the air. I love the red colors in the banners, and the architecture of the stadium (Angel Stadium is the fourth-oldest Major League Baseball Stadium, built in 1966). It was a beautiful day for a ballgame and to paint outdoors. After I cleaned up, I grabbed my ticket and made it to my seat to cheer on the home team to victory. A fun painting, stadium food, and an Angels win!”

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