Monday, February 11, 2008

Chicks with Sticks 1 (1938)

I based this painting on a photo I saw in the Valley Pioneer, the local newspaper. I learned to enjoy hockey when my youngest daughter joined a team a few years back. I admired the toughness and speed of those young girls as they zipped and fell on the ice. And I'll admit I cried with pride when the Canadian women's hockey team took gold at the last olympics.

The girls in the photo were a team in Invermere in 1938. I believe the gal on the left would have been Doreen Lamond, a fiesty young woman who became an intriguing figure as she grew. If I understood her correctly, Doreen followed her husband to England in WW2 when so many people were fleeing the country. I can't decide if that was a lack of imagination or a surplus of spunk!


Vicki Shuck said...

Wow, Paula! Whatever you didn't like about your beginning of this painting, you certainly fixed! It is so well balanced and fun to look at. I really like the style you are working in. And, too, your hearts look like so much fun to make! Nice work!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

It really works. Love the style of painting.