Last night I went to a cricket match – the first in many years. We had front row seats and I started sketching 15 minutes before the game started.
A T20 (20-20 match) is very quick and often starts with a lot of excitement (both innings started with numerous boundaries) so you don’t have any quality slow time as can do in other forms of the game. So I ended up rushing this and painting it between overs.This is a domestic competition so more relaxed and not packed. Great evening.
it was REALLY strange not to have my camera with me at the cricket – I used to spend all my time trying to take photos… last night I was there with a photographer- he watched the game through the view finder… it is better to be able to watch things these days.
I attempted to sketch the players – the star is west indiian Chris Gayle – a real treat to see him in good form. But really to far away for my poor eyes.
Attempted night time sketching also while waiting for the train home – we had to catch 3 trains to get there.