Ok, it's on again The Annual Footy Art Show at the Artists Garden, Fitzroy Nursery, 390 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, although on a smaller scale than in previous years.
This years theme is 'Women in Football'.
For the last year or so I have been experimenting somewhat. I am always attracted to the graphic quality of an image for its simplicity. The problem for me is that it can take away the painterliness of a painting if I let it become too graphic and too stylised. And at the same time, I am also drawn to the loose lines that seem to come in a freer way when I draw.
My goal is to somehow bring the two together, comfortably.
With this painting, I feel as though I have had some success at marrying the two.
To see the whole painting and make your own judgement call down and visit the nursery during this 2016 finals season.