|A Good Friend- priceless! 12x12 oil|
While friends from VT were visiting us in Boston, my 2 year old granddaughter and her little buddy displayed an amazing independence as they toured the city with us. When we got to the Boston Common, the girls walked over to the Brewer fountain and climbed up on the edge where they sat and chatted without a care in the world. It was such a natural move for them that it symbolized, for me, what being with a friend should look like. It felt like a youthful version of seeing 2 elderly people on a park bench. They felt no sense of danger or social barriers. Their tiny figures juxtaposed to the 3 figures of the goddesses in the fountain gave the scene a timeless quality. Painting it felt like preserving a moment in time, somewhat like the bronze figures that grace the corner of Park and Tremont Street. I wanted to focus on this juxtaposition, so minimized the crowds of people and cropped the fountain to extend off the edges. Bright colors and light make the girls the focal point.