I have posted this acrylic painting before, but it was quite awhile ago and it was so colorful and cheery I couldn't resist sharing it with you again. The players are all on their backs, passing the soccer ball to one another in the air. The combination of colorful socks, action and that soccer ball, make for a fun view. It is also interesting to figure out which legs belong together. This painting is the size of a small window--at least four feet across.
My inspiration is a wonderful photograph taken years ago, by my younger brother Mark, who is a photojournalist from The Dalles, located in Oregon's scenic Columbia Gorge.
I've watched him taking pictures at a crowded event. My brother seems to blend in, moving like a soft footed lion, quietly speaking with the folks he photographs. He's a gentle giant. I'm very proud of him--his photos are pure magic.
Here is a peek into my sketchbook. Another likeness of my sweet Friend Melissa. She is such a dear. I especially liked how the border came out. I love drawing borders--to figure out what would look best is so much fun. For me, adding a border is like frosting on the cake.
Above you can see my reference photo. This is Emily and Melissa--two wonderful young ladies I am pleased and honored to call friends.
Have a lovely day, sweet Friends! Happy Paint Party Friday!