An Ashes Bowled

An Ashes Bowled

What great action so well done!

This is extremely good Paulette, capturing the moment and the action and stance of batter and fielder. I would add that it's nothing like Smith, but who cares and I am joking!

Plenty of action here! Lovely!

Background works very well indeed. A good case of less is more.

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ORIGINAL SOLD It is completed in vine charcoal with white pastel highlights and red conte pastel for the ball, the surface is high quality Strathmore grey toned drawing paper. There are many great moments in an Ashes series and this is one of them. The figure is based on England's Joe Root being smartly bowled. He has misjudged a ball that has kept low. Australia's Steve Smith watches on intently from his slip position, yet to react to the decisive dismissal. I wanted the fielder to remain in the background, almost a spectator to this defining moment in the game so I blended his figure discreetly into the background. It has worked well with the chaotic crash of the wickets contrasting with the intense concentration of the fielder.

About the Artist
Paulette Farrell

Professional Artist. For 2020 I have decided to focus my work on cricket (which I love) and figure / portrait paintings and drawings. Although I am able to draw and paint birds, still lifes and animals and have been successful selling them I noted that whilst painting them I was forever thinking…

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