09 June 2009

Football (x 2)

Sportski en Plastique (Tackle)
20" x 26", watercolour (on Yupo), 2009, private collection

15" x 11", watercolour (on traditional watercolour paper), 1996

What a difference thirteen years make.

In 1996, I tried changing my style a bit and loosen up a lot to create a more dynamic image of football players but, not that it's awful, the recent one on plastic is much more like what I had in mind at the time. Scale is also a factor: on a larger surface, I can play around in areas that would be too "tight" on a smaller surface, so size does have many advantages (especially where likenesses are concerned).

Neither of these paintings is based on my own photography.

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