Monday, July 23, 2012

Day 69

Ultimate. 6 x 6 inch, oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy

My husband plays a game called Ultimate Frisbee a couple times a week with his friends. I brought my camera to a game and got some good action photos because I'm interested in painting more scenes with people. Before throwing the frisbee down field, they say the score and the word "Ultimate," which I guess is like saying "hike" in football. (Before you ask, no I don't play. I can't throw a frisbee to save my life.)

This is the first time I've ever attempted to paint anything remotely like this - with figures in action relating to each other. I'm learning that it's key to not get caught up in details, otherwise you tighten up and lose the loose brushwork. This painting was unbelievably fun for me, the clothing especially. I'm looking forward to doing more like this.


  1. I cannot BELIEVE this! It's Tom and Jeremy! You can tell exactly who they are. The stances, the walk, the clothing. It's so perfect!

    1. Thanks, Chris. The fact that you can tell who they are by the stances even, means a lot!