Day 91: Carnival
Imagine yourself as a young child – 5-8 years old. And you have an ALL RIDES PASS and parents who are committed to let you close the place down.
When I was painting this, I was thinking about my little girls excitement, my oldest got her first taste of freedom. She rode the ride with a friend while the mommies watched. And she was sooo excited. What do you think – did I catch the feeling?
When a fan on my Facebook fan page gave me this idea of a series of work I was intrigued but a little intimidated. One look at my portfolio will tell you I am not a surrealist.
So what’s a girl to do? I couldn’t just start drawing haunted Victorian girls with wings and dunce caps all of a sudden. I had to do this and be me.
So I started doodling. And this is what came out of it. The plant like, vine-y elements didn’t totally surprise me, but the eggs were kind of new and the colour too.
Part of the reason I took on this challenge was to learn to see differently, to think differently and to do differently. Stepping out of my elements and into the nebulous world of dreams definitely fits the challenge criteria, I think!
Hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do.
Just a peek at some of the custom work I’ve been doing over the last few months. I’ve found some really fun new colour combinations! And I’ve done some really wild experiments. (Who knew that chartreuse would be a great colour to place under skin tones ?!) This is why although I show my clients as many in progress pics as I can I don’t show some stages. I wouldn’t want to scare any body. Sometimes I am the only one who can see how it will work in the end
And one more wedding is on the way – here is a sneek peek
Jason and Ashley , Custom Acrylic Wedding Portrait in Progress
Working with clients is really a ball – I love the challenge of capturing someone’s special moment on canvas. IF you are interested in doing something of your own click here to see the basic info