I was sitting on a shady bench in the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park, thinking about how to show the sunlight on the path. I noticed three young women, probably in their early years of high school, running up the hill towards me. All three wore white outfits and dress shoes. I loved the contrast between the dressy outfits and their gusto and wanted to capture it. Luckily, I was able to pull out my camera in time to get a few photos.
I have been looking at how Paul Cezanne’s shows foliage in his landscapes and I think I caught a small bit of his style in this sketch.
This is a 8 X 12 – inch gouache sketch on black paper.