Hi and Happy “Festive Friday!”
I have been taking on-line classes through The Art Students League of New York lately. And, though I’ve been working, I’m not ready to share the new stuff. For example, this month has been a watercolor figure class and the results are rough.
So, what I decided that I would do instead is maybe start a “Festive Friday” series of posts. That is, I’ll share a painting that I hope will make you smile.
Today’s “Festive Friday” is MsKitty and Toy Pony in TopsyTurveyTulipLand.
This is one of a small series of paintings I did about MsKitty and Toy Pony. This particularly painting was created in 2010.
You see, I had been working on still life series featuring each of these items separately (I do have a MsKitty figurine and a Toy Pony toy). Then, an idea struck me. How about I have MsKitty and Toy Pony go on an adventure? So, one of the places they traveled to was TopsyTurveyTulipLand. It’s a place with low gravity so everything floats around!
Here’s my artist’s statement about this painting:
“In this version of MsKitty and Toy Pony’s adventures, they’re off to neo-Art-Nouveau TopsyTurveyTulipLand. It’s a place where gravity is askew and things float little. Tulips and spirals dance and twirl amongst the dots and ribbons of colors. In TopsyTurveyTulipLand, one can dream…or just be.”
I hope you can find MsKitty and Toy Pony among all that color and motion!
By the way, last week on Facebook and Instagram, I shared my first “Festive Friday”. I thought it might be fun to share it here. Sort of a “two-fer”. It’s MsKitty and ToyPony again, playing tic-tac-toe, connect the dots, and checkers all at once!