One of the things I love about the blogosphere is other artists. I miss being around other artists all the time, as I was in college. Blogs give me an opportunity to see what others are doing and to be inspired. A couple weeks ago, a fellow blogger posed a challenge, to somehow interpret a picture he had posted. I was fresh out of painting ideas and was curious to see how others would respond, so I painted.
As usual with my work, it took a very different direction from what I was expecting. As I neared what would perhaps be a finish, I could not stop thinking about how my interpretation was reminiscent of the scene from Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland in which a tiny Alice is wandering through a massive garden of flowers. I kept expecting to see her in her blue dress, tip toeing apprehensively through the giant flowers……so……I painted her into it, too. The finished product looks nothing like what I was expecting, but it is very much me.