Friday, October 17, 2014

Soccer Practice -Paint Party Friday


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 whom I am pleased and honored to call friends. 

Have a lovely day, sweet Friends!  Happy Paint Party Friday!


23 comments:

sheila 77 said...

What a fun painting. I hadn't seen it before so was glad to see it. Maybe we should repost paintings occasionally, it seems a pity that they get lost in Deep Blog.
Your drawings are so detailed and so charming, as is this one.

Annette G said...

smashing artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful soccer painting, and the sketch is gorgeous! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

Faye said...

Lovely painting of soccer legs! That is a big painting if it is 4' wide! Did I understand that right? I love the subject as well as the work you did on the painting.

Linda Kunsman said...

oh thank you for showing your soccer painting again as I had not seen it the first time-it's marvelous!! Great sketch too. Happy PPF!

Christine said...

The soccer legs are really good and such a large piece! Beautiful sketch coming along too.

peggy gatto said...

What a delight!!!
Bravo

Giggles said...

Impressive soccer legs...I just love it! First thought was how did she come up with that concept...Loved hearing the background story about your brother! Always a great visit...love the girls and your wip!

Hugs Giggles

Abigail Davidson said...

The soccer painting is so sweet! Such a strong concept, and love the intricate details in your sketch. Wonderful post!

Bronson Hill Arts said...

Delightful artwork & love the soccer painting! Such a unique idea to illustrate!

-Barb

Helena said...

Love the border! It works with the drawing really well.

Carol said...

Great detail and colors in the painting!! Well done... the sketch is looking amazing as well.

Phoenix Peacock said...

Oh my goodness, I 'm in love with the whimsy. And being a futboler, I appreciate the subject too! Just love how they are hanging out kicking it!

Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful artwork, nice soccer !! Beautiful lady with sword!

loveofcollage said...

great legs sketch and I like the tearful one too

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Lovely works! Thanks for sharing!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Truly lovely! Thank you for your visit to my blog. Thank you.

denthe said...

Such a fun painting! Looks like they're dancing on their backs :-) And you're right: that border is amazing!

Studio Kaufmann said...

Love the painting of the legs. Reminds me of a bunch of candy canes. Happy PPF

Sirkka said...

Sweet painting of all the soccers and legs.

lorik said...

I am glad you posted it again..i haven't seen it before. It is fun and lots of action and colour.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Your art is so wonderful. Love the soccer art.
Nicole/Beadwright

Gloria said...

Love your soccer painting. Wow! It is huge. So fun.