02 June 2009

Sportski en Plastique (Pujols)

20" x 26", watercolour on Yupo, 2009, private collection

Next up: sports.

Since my new style on Yupo was working so well with the automobiles (almost making them seem to be in motion while standing still), I figured this spattery style would work well with even more kinetically dynamic, action-oriented subjects. It also works well for making an impressionistic crowd of spectators.

Admittedly, I'm working with "found images" from the internet for these since flying or driving out to a bunch of games for only a handful of paintings would be prohibitive.

Another confession: I'm not a sports fan, so I had to petition my sports fan friends for suggestions about certain teams and players (though I already knew which sports I'd be painting). This guy here is Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals --nice hit, buddy!

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