Today’s painting is another “gift”. You never know when you might need a pair of scissors.
Today I started working on a new canvas. At this point I’m just laying down some colour. I’m trying to get a little watercolour wash like effect going on in the acrylics.
I’m continuing to work on the crossword present by painting the bow.
I grew up in a rural part of Canada. There were no artists as such in my family and no art galleries nearby. My earliest introduction to art came via Walt Disney and the world of comics. They were a magical window for me and I dreamed of being able to do what they did. So comics and the artists that created them were a gift to me. Today’s painting “Comic Present” shows what that gift might look like, if it was literal.
Today’s painting “Aladdin & Pandora” was made a number of years ago for The Great Garden of the Gulf Juried Exhibition. It includes a number of objects gleaned from my childhood home. The wooden chair, the large pickle jar, and the tin cookie box are all archival items from the Henderson household.
I’m working on another gift image. This one is a little less box-like.
Today’s painting is of another present I wrapped myself. It’s still in the early stages, the oil paintings take a little longer than the watercolours.