Sunday, July 4, 2010

World Cup Fever

Couldn't resist this one!

As you know, the World Cup is in my neck of the woods.  And we are having a great time and I'm slowly being converted to becoming a soccer/football fan.  So watched Ghana lose to Uruguay on a penalty shootout (sob, sob), Germany thrash England and then this - another big upset.  The Netherlands beating Brazil!

This fan echoed it all.  Sketched in pastels (not my medium) quickly at the end of the game in my brand new Moleskine!

23 comments:

martinealison said...

Hi Liz,Très joli pastel... je peux y lire l'angoisse et le regard perdu ailleurs... Je peux croire en cette expression face à un jeu... bien que moi personnellement je n'ai aucun enthousiasme pour le sport!
Bises

AutumnLeaves said...

Liz, I think this is absolutely a beautiful portrait. It truly is magnificent and I'd love to see more pieces like this one. A super strong and gorgeous painting. Can't believe you did this so quickly and to such beautiful effect. And she is lovely herself!

inmylineofsight.com said...

nicely done.. the stress of the game can be seen in those eyes

Charlene Brown said...

You have captured the dazed and tearful disbelief of this Brazil fam perfectly!

Marian Fortunati said...

You caught quite a lot of emotion in this sketch, Liz... Well done!

Anthony Duce said...

Great look. Like the painting a lot. You did well in pastel.

Artscapes said...

Charlene expresses the feeling- dazed disbelief! How could they loose?
Great sketch and pastels seem to be your hidden medium.

Manon Doyle said...

Awe.... love her!! Everyone has the fever. It's hard not to! great work, Liz!!

padmaja said...

Liz, Hard to believe that it is a quick work.. you have caught an expression of disbelief with such smart and appropriate strokes, fantastic job! The eyes cant get more expressive than this!

Marie Theron said...

There you are, soccer was more important than life or death at that moment! Well captured, Liz!

marty said...

très joli quickly work!!! portrait vraiment expressif - j'aime beaucoup ce genre de travail spontané !
bisous Liz

jyothisethu said...

beautiful picture with apt expression for a tense football match...

congrats...

育財育財 said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

Art with Liz said...

Hi Martin and Merci! She was actually crying that they'd lost!


Dear Sherry, thank you so much. It took about 20 minutes to sketch and I'm doing a pastel workshop in two weeks - so I'll know what I'm doing!

Art with Liz said...

Hello Amalbose - thank you very much - she was very stressed!


Hi Charlene, thank you and yes, she was totally overcome.

Art with Liz said...

Hello there Marian. Thank you. It was quite amazing how emotional these fans were! In absolute tears - I just didn't know how to draw the tears in pastel!


I'm trying Tony! Need some pastel lessons as I haven't a clue as to what do to with them. But they're quite nice!

Art with Liz said...

I think the whole of Brazil was disbelieving Elizabeth! She just reflected the collective emotion!


Dear Manon, thank you. A typical Brazilian beauty! And as you say, it's hard not to get the 'fever'.

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Padmaja - thank you and although they were totally disbelieving, she has the most beautiful eyes! Lovely to draw!


As you say Marie, more important than life or death!! Love the emotional latins - so expressive! Can you imagine if Spain had lost last night!?

Art with Liz said...

Merci Marty - it was a small sketch and sometimes doing it quickly, ie without fiddling, pays off!


Hey there Sethu - thank you and looking forward to the Sunday game!

Art with Liz said...

Dear Yucaiyucai (or is it Becky Stanley?) - thank you for commenting on my blog and my art. I see your blog is about finance, but cannot read any more than a small section.

Barbara Pask said...

You did capture the emotion of the moment in this one, can just imagine she is setting on the edge of her seat. Very nicely done and so interesting.

Dean H. said...

Beautiful, Liz! You certainly caught the tension...a fan on edge!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Very nice Liz, I've never tried pastels but I am taking a watercolor class right now.