Painting Friday! Today’s painting was just finished this week. It’s number two of three based on a moose/sports theme. My brother’s nickname is ‘Moose’ and these paintings will go in his son’s room (I think).
I started working on ideas for this painting a while ago, and at first it was going to something like this…
The jerseys are ones that our team was supposed to wear at the “Red’s Easter Tournament” last year, but we couldn’t get them in time…somehow I don’t think we’ll have them for this year’s tournament either.
I wasn’t sure about the design on the goal pads, I wanted them to look at least similar to the ones my brother wears, so I had to wait for pictures from my brother.
Then there was the background. Are they playing indoors or out? I opted for a more natural setting on a frozen lake in the mountains.
So fighting every urge to sit down and paint the picture, I worked up a few samples until I came up with this rough idea.
At first I did want to add a net, thinking it was more like ‘dad’ teaching ‘son’ to skate, rather than playing. But then I changed my mind and added the wooden posts stuck in the ice…I was ready to start painting.