“Fairy Tale No. 1: The Marbles, the Shell, and the Shotglass”: 90 From Life – Day 68
This is day 68 of my 90 day challenge to do one new painting from life every day.
This is my first attempt at something new. 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 Fairy Tale No. 2 before long… maybe even tomorrow.