Football Paintings – AFL

Ball Up Detail - Concentration

There’s no great tradition of sports painting in Australian Art if you discount Equestrian painting, which for mine has all the merit of a mounted trophy head in someone’s den.

Ball Up Detail - the Mad Fan

I can think of only one or two exceptions to the rule. Specifically, Sidney Nolan – and his painting, The Footballer – and Russel Drysdale’s The Cricketers.

Ball Up Detail - The Mad Fan (ii)

In any case, to rectify matters I’ve been working on my own AFL painting (as well as some earlier attempts at capturing the crowd at Rugby League games which you can see over at my Series 4 Gallery).

Ball Up - Complete Image

I figure Nolan and Drysdale have nothing to fear – at least not for the time being.

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