Throwback Thursday

 

Happy hour

Happy Hour

 

This is one of my first whimsical paintings.  In my early years as a member of the Petticoat Painters, I had trouble creating a piece to meet the theme of an upcoming annual show.  Nothing I was working on at the time seemed to be going in the right direction.

I ended up painting my first seriously whimsical painting for that show.  It was titled “Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5”.  I’ve no idea where it is today and sadly I can’t seem to put my hands on a photo of it.

To add a little humor and lightness to gallery shows,  I painted a few whimsical animal pieces for each.  They were fun, well received and became the sketches for my dream to one day delve into a 3rd dimension and create large animal sculptures.

walter

Walter, Going Down

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