Boys of Summer - study

6 x 8 oil on cradled board

I painted this a week ago and I love the composition, colors and shapes. I also love the positions of each of the boys, and how each one is looking at something different. But I just want to add a bit more detail to their uniforms, so I'm going to paint it larger. I've prepped a board and will start on that soon. The next couple weeks are going to be busy so I hope I can at least get it started soon.


  1. Great subject Cathy. Those are the things that catch my eye also. It shows personality.

  2. They are Adorable! Yep looking in all different directions would be boys playing baseball.

  3. It perfectly expresses the squirrelliness (if that's not a word, it should be) of little boys lining up. No way can they just stand still. It also demonstrates the very male posturing of most of them. Wonderful.