“Fairy Tale: The Apple and the Flying Carpet”: 90 From Life – Day 86
This is day 86 of my 90 day challenge to do one new painting from life each day, and I needed to do something simple today.
I love fairy tales – and folk literature in general – the earthiness, vivid characters, odd story lines, and simple but deep truths. I’ve been thinking about ways to translate that admiration into paint, and this is the result.
It isn’t my intent to tell a particular fairy tale, or even to relate one story in general, but rather to capture some of the fantasy and quirky internal logic that makes these stories work so well. Odds are pretty good I’ll be back with another Fairy Tale before long… maybe even tomorrow.