The above artwork was started five years ago this evening. The Colorado Rockies were playing the Braves in Atlanta. Most of the time the Braves seemed to have the Rockies number, but not that night. No, that night was different. And as the game progressed you could feel something was different. That night history was made.
Ubaldo Jimenez was pitching for the Colorado Rockies. And although he wasn’t perfect, he was just good enough to throw the first No-Hitter in Rockies franchise history. No hits, and no runs. And his team mates helped him out greatly. Dexter Fowler made a diving catch in the later innings that sealed the deal for Ubaldo and the Rockies. Great team effort, great win for all involved.
As I watched this play out, I was getting excited just like every other Rockies fan. And even before it was finished, I started planning out the piece of artwork you see here. I didn’t dare start the art before the game was over. Any true Baseball fan knows that would be the jinx, the Kiss of Death. So I waited. And as soon as the last out was made, I went to work.
I decided to do this one in Pointillism. The artwork had to be special, it had to represent the same kind of effort that went into getting a “NoNo”. Thus the Pointillism. So I started doing thousands of dots. All night long and into the next afternoon I did dots, and more dots. And this is the result, “Ubaldo’s NoNo”.