Rory Mcilroy: Total Eclipse!
On the evening of the second day of the US Open, I made this painting of Rory Mcilroy. I had followed him with delight , to see how he had taken, kept and even consolidating the lead.I had discovered Rory some years ago, and was immediately captivated by the purity, strength and speed of his swing. As an artist I am addicted to beauty, in my case especially in the beauty of movement,and Rory’s swing is a BEAUTY, probably the best i have ever seen. And as a passionate golfer myself, of course, how could I not love it!!!
Well he did it, he learned from the recent Augusta experience and succeeded in winning. And not only to win, he broke many records, 12 if I remember well, What a tournament! The best moment being as he hugged his Dad on that Father’s day, and later, dedicated him the Cup.
In 2009 I made a portrait painting of Rory, published it here in this blog with the text
“This was the last time I saw him, in the Portugal Masters 2009. Unfortunately he was not playing that well, and I rarely saw a smile on his face. But I am sure that one day soon, I will be able to make a smiling portrait of him”
Well, he was certainly smiling yesterday, and if I have time, I will do a portrait of him smiling. What strikes me is the difference between Rory 2 years ago and now: he is now thinner, more athletic, more mature. This is good. I just hope he won;t lose his freshness, land somehow, never change. i do love his attitude on the golf course.
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