Through my sketches and visits to some of Melbourne's footy grounds, I have here an evolving collection of paintings. I am looking to explore the value that a football ground has within a community and the role it has in shaping some aspects of our city's character and personality.
A recently commissioned painting of Nick Riewoldt at Etihad Stadium.
I have taken some creative liberties here. I like to show some sky as well as the crowd and some of its atmosphere. As you can see, I have shrunk the height of the stadium and simplified its shape.
Oil on Canvas
50cmW x 76cmW ? approx.