Jonny Bairstow

Jonathan Marc “Jonny” Bairstow is an English cricketer, who plays first-class cricket for Yorkshire and England. A right-hand batsman and wicket-keeper he is the second son of former Yorkshire and England wicket-keeper David Bairstow and the half-brother of former Derbyshire player Andrew Bairstow. His maiden Test century came in the first innings of England’s second test at Newlands during their 2015/2016 tour of South Africa, beating his previous best of 95 at Lord’s, also against South Africa.

jonny-bairstow

Bairstow has batted with skill and bravery but his mistakes behind the wickets his missed stumps suggest that he is far from the finished article.

The is was a fairly difficult illustration if only because there aren’t that many decent photos of Barstow around and for some unknown reason (foolishness), I decided to paint solely in acrylic instead of gouache. I have always found acrylics to be a right royal pain, they dry too quick and I don’t always like the patchiness of the colours after it has dried but when you have a tight Christmas deadline the only option is to carry on until the damned thing resembles something, ANYTHING!

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