I love New Orleans it is city with a soul. These school girls were having lunch on the steps in front of St. Luis Cathederal and they were as animated as the city. I used color to convey the excitement and intensity of the scene. The composition conveyed how together they were as a group. I couldn't help feeling a sense of how important friends are, and how important it is to share secrets.
I am interested in painting people just being themselves. The interaction between people is facinating to me. My formal studies in art have emphasized the figure in painting and drawing.
The Studio: Anna Maria Island, FL
John Collette Fine Art: Highlands, NC