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.