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.