Monday, April 18, 2011
I am pleased to present my submission for Outside the Box - A Visionary Art Show, FableVision's second annual art exhibition! If your childhood was anything like mine, you watched the movie My Girl with Macaulay Culkin and you LOVED IT, the fact that you didn't understand half the jokes notwithstanding, and you cried your eyes out when Thomas J. **SPOILER ALERT** died young without his glasses in search of a mood ring. The above illustrates their narrow escape from angry bees...that weren't actually following them at that point.
There are a lot of reasons why I particularly like this piece. First, it's sort of appropriate for a FableVision show because Macaulay Culkin is a frequent topic of conversation at lunch. Second, um, My Girl is awesome. Third, I seldom take advantage of the wet-on-wet aspect of watercolor, and for the first time in a while I let the paint do its thing. It was pretty fun to let loose and I think I'll experiment with that a little more in the future. (Inspiration: Alina Chau's watercolor landscape sketches.)