Young People Playing in the GardenJavier Ortas
Watercolor painting on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on front and back
26.88 " h x 19.68 " w |0 lbs. 9 oz.
A group of young people play together on a sunny day, doing handstands, flirting and laughing. Part of Javier's long running series of people enjoying everyday activities, painted from his imagination without any visual references. He starts with a single sketch to determine the composition and then begins drawing, with most of the colors already mapped out in his head. "It is an important moment," Javier explains, "getting the colors right is crucial to achieve balance."
Measurements are for the full size paper 26.88" x 19.68", and the approximate painted area is 22.44" x 14.56". Under the painted area in the right corner in pencil is the title of the work in Spanish, "Jóvenes jugando en el jardín," the signature and the year in two digits (11). It is also signed on the back.