There is a park near where my children grew up that used to have a rocket ship slippery slide. You would climb up inside of it, then go down the slide. Kids liked to link up and ride down together. This painting represents the excitement they would have when they travelled down in a train.
The background is basically non-detailed because the focus is on the children. The faces are done in a quick, impressionist method to give the feeling of motion. Since their faces are not done in a photo-realistic manner, they could be anyone’s children. I have portrayed each face with a different kind of expression. My intent was to creat the feeling of the excitement and innocence of youth.