This mural has taken 4 days so far. It’s virtually done, but there’s a little bit left to tidy up. But, as it’s Wednesday – and blog-time, I thought I’d share it.
The mural is a commission from a primary school. In it are 20 sports men and women, some of whom have been knighted, some are Olympic medallists, one is a paralympic athlete. In all there are 10 men and 10 women. As this was being painted partly to inspire the children of the school into following sports, I was determined to paint a mixture of events, including female exponents of male-dominated pastimes. There are questions at the end of the blog…
In the first panel, we have: Jade Jones, Sir Steve Redgrave, Amy Williams, Ellie Simmonds, Sir Chris Hoy, Joe Clarke, and Andy Murray.
In this panel are: Lewis Hamilton, Kelly Smith, Rory McIlroy, Laura Trott, Beth Tweddle, Rebecca Adlington, and Mo Farah.
Final panel: Nicola Adams, Joe Root, George North, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Dame Ellen MacArthur, and Sir Stanley Matthews.
So, sports fans, here’s a quiz:
1. How many gold medals have been won by the ensemble?
2. How many sports are represented?
3. Which countries of the UK are represented?
4. How many knighthoods (this may change soon!..)?
No prizes, but I’d be glad of any answers in the comments!