We know how to have fun
When this group of girls passed me in the park during the first snowstorm of the season, I snapped several shots with my Canon and tucked the image away for future use. I love how the two groups of girls—the two fashionistas and the five ready-to-get-messy types—contrast each other with equally fun styling and attitude.
It took some courage for me to tackle this painting with seven figures, but I found that by drawing the relationships between the girls, and paying close attention to the negative spaces around them, that I could make an interesting composition. The arc of the plowed roadway holds it all together. Throw in some sharp lighting and shadows, and I had plenty to keep me entertained during this past week of cold and storms.
Watercolor and graphite
Arches cold press, 300 lb, 14″ x 21.25″