Golden boy

Back in the studio last night, trying to assemble a show out of my finished bits and pieces. Did this as a quickie – been playing with gold. Gold leaf, gold paint – nothing brings up the culture of sydney than a bit of cheap gold bling. Head of a golden boy (detail)/ Oil paint & gold paint on canvas.

 

Cheap love #goldpaint #cheapcanvas #study #painting

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From my instagram account

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Studies for batsman

French cricket

Study #1. Oil on canvas. 20×30.

Someone asked me today if I ever painted the same painting, and this is a classic example. I’ve got 3 versions of this happening at the moment. All currently in progress. There is something about the pose that I really like  – the v.cricket stance of defence. I wanted to over exaggerate the pose, and so have been playing with the stance. This one is a quick painting on lightweight canvas, with a low horizon to exaggerate the figure.

Study 2

Oil on Linen. 20×20

No horizon line, extra player to give context. Vivid green against the dark of the players. Trying to introduce more weight into the pose – find that moment before anything happens: the waiting.

Ashes to ashes

pairofbatsmanBeen working on some study for larger paintings in the studio for a cricket series. It seems strangely suited that the year I decide to paint sport, the Australian cricket team implodes, and the Australian public promptly turns their collective backs and have decided they are not interested in cricket.

So, rightly or wrongly, my cricketers all seems disappointed and rather despondent.  Cricket in NQ when I was younger was always high key, bright colours, squinting into the sunlight, all the players starkly contrasted against the white of their uniforms. Minimal speed, slow paced and hot. So very hot.

duck

Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don’t understand. My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago, but I didn’t understand what they were talking about.

Jim Jarmusch

 

It’s not cricket

Runway cricketer #scribble #oilpaint #paper

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Unsportsmanlike conduct (also called unsporting behaviour or ungentlemanly conduct) is a foul or offence in many sports that violates the sport’s generally accepted rules of sportsmanship and participant conduct. Examples include verbal abuse or taunting of an opponent, an excessive celebration following a scoring play, or feigning injury. The official rules of many sports include a catch-all provision whereby participants or an entire team may be penalised or otherwise sanctioned for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Sledge early, sledge often

Sledging is a term used in cricket to describe the practice whereby some players seek to gain an advantage by insulting or verbally intimidating the opposing player. The purpose is to try to weaken the opponent’s concentration, thereby causing him to make mistakes or underperform. It can be effective because the batsman stands within hearing range of the bowler and certain close fielders; and vice versa. The insults may be direct or feature in conversations among fielders designed to be overheard.

There is debate in the cricketing world as to whether this constitutes poor sportsmanship or good-humoured banter.[1] Sledging is often mistaken for abuse, and whilst comments aimed as sledges do sometimes cross the line into personal abuse, this is not usually the case. Sledging is usually simply an often humorous, sometimes insulting attempt at distraction. Former Australian captain Steve Waugh referred to the practice as ‘mental disintegration’.

Family values : Mark Waugh and James Ormond

The Australian cricket legend and one of the best fielders in the slip cordon, Mark Waugh was lip sealed after the lesser known English all-rounder James Ormond replied to Mark’s stupid statement.

When Ormond walked out to the pitch, Mark said to him “F**k me, look who it is. Mate, what are you doing here? There is no way you’re fit to play for England.” Ormond without a speck out doubt replied, “Maybe not, but at least I am the best player in my family.”

Close to home: Glenn McGrath and Eddo Brandes

One of the most famous moments is when Glenn McGrath was bowling to Zimbabwean tailender Eddo Brandes who missed every ball.

McGrath went up to Brandes and said “why are you so fat”, in a split second Brandes replied “because every time I make love to your wife, she gives me a biscuit.”

Tit for tat: Viv Richards & Greg Thomas.
In a county match in England, Thomas was bowling to Richards and getting a few to whizz past the bat. After Richards played and missed another one, Thomas said: “It’s red, it’s round. Now fucken hit it!”.This obviously angered Richards who proceeded to hit the next ball out of the ground. Richards: “You know what it looks like now go and get it.”

Source:
http://topyaps.com/top-10-epic-cricket-sledging-incidents-of-all-time
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICC_Cricket_Code_of_Conduct
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sledging_(cricket)
http://top20cricketsledges.blogspot.com.au/

Cricket

Cricket sketches. Hands now freezing #oneplus2studios #sportyscribbles

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Some new work from the studio. I was listening to the Q&A Rosie Batty broadcast  and drawing cricketers, which seems a strange response. I’ve been meaning to try and persuade a willing friend to dress up as a cricketer for some life drawing. I have to find someone with some cricket gear. Am suspecting it might be easier to go hang around a local cricket game.

I was trying to keep a limited palette. Particularly fond of the acid yellow. It makes the image below quite a zing on the eyeballs.  It’s a little more acid than it comes across in the photo.

Little fella #cricket #painting #sketch #oneplus2studios

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Belle Arti Prize 2014 Opening – Melbourne

I entered the Belle Art prize in Melbourne this year. I was keen to down and see the opening, but it’s not likely to happen. None the less, my painting is here (somewhere) with 369 others!

My painting is a study from  the P&O series

Another day

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For anyone in Melbourne – the opening is  next Tuesday 25th November

6-8pm @ Chapman & Bailey Gallery, 350 Johnston St, Abbotsford, Melbourne

Belle prize – all lined up waiting to be hung

 

https://belleartiprize.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/belle-arti-prize-2014-entries/