The goal of most realists is to accurately paint their subjects – a child looks like a child and a twig looks like a twig….BUT…
Look closer – much closer! Twigs can also be the homes of imaginary beings. How many can you find in this close-up view of a painting?
How many beings (including me) are hiding in this close-up view of the same painting?
Answer: 6! One is in the upper right, lower left, and center section of each close-up view.
This baby dragon was fun to create.
The little boy in the painting (below) is my long-time friend Benny.
I was drawn to (pun intended) his capacity to always find the good in everyone and view our wondrous world through the eyes of child.
My idea became reality the day he showed me a photo of himself as a small child.