Women's Wednesdays is an original art project by Ronnie which features internationally capped women's rugby players (chosen from his followers' suggestions each week).
Original mixed media artwork by Ronnie McInnes No.3 - Sarah Bern © 2020.
Women's Wednesdays is about doing something in my power to help raise the profile of women in sports, particularly rugby. Partly influenced by Pop Surrealism, I usually tie something into the narrative that has been inspired by video games.

The artwork was made by using a combination of long exposure (light painting) photography and digital art techniques. This is the third piece from the project and features England rugby player - Tighthead Prop - Sarah Bern.

Rugby (like many sports) can highlight the speed, strength, skill and tactical abilities of players and teams. However, for this artwork, I wanted to highlight the mental strength and resolve. Confidence in your own capabilities and that your teammates have your back is important. But so is having the right kind of aggression or, in this case, allowing oneself a moment of calm before the storm. I chose the moment before a crouch in a scrum, against the opposing forwards, to make the artwork about.

I heard Sarah talk in an interview of what she might be doing if it were not rugby. She reckoned something creative. So, since this series takes some inspiration from video games, I went with an old classic called Super Mario Paint. The game had little orbs of colour at a top menu, so I created a similar feel.
Each artwork from the series is available to download for free and can be used for personal, non-commercial and educational purposes. For example a device screensaver or poster print (up to A3 size) for your wall.
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