Saturday Evening Post cover April 29 1939.
To match its casual subject, Rockwell tailors Sport with loose impressionistic brushwork. This is one of a handful of Post cover paintings for which Rockwell painted in the Post masthead. Not missing any opportunity to communicate the feeling of dampness, Rockwell paints the letters to appear as if they are dissolving in the rain and droplets are added to the subject's fishing line, chin, and nose. Although the overall mood is one of gloom, the repetition of color accents adds interest. The blush of the fisherman's cheek tells us it's not only damp, it's cold.