Studies for batsman

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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.

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