Street Ball in the Spring

Playing Street Ball in the Spring

Playing Street Ball in the Spring

This started off as a sketch of the flowers in my yard, similar to the sketch I did last Wednesday of the daisies at Cabrillo National Monument. I wanted to capture the mounds of flowers against the curve of the street.

I was pretty much finished when my young neighbors came out to play ball. Their energy captured my attention; they were so springlike as they played ball. I wanted to add them into the sketch but was worried that the balance would be broken by this unplanned addition.  I am glad I added them.

This is a gouache sketch.


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4 Responses to Street Ball in the Spring

  1. Sheila says:

    SUPER – The kids add another dimension to your painting.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. munyingnying says:

    I love the way the top right hand of the image “twists”–it’s like looking through a glass tumbler. Very engaging!

    Liked by 1 person

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