This project was a lot of fun. I had a blank set of 5 nesting dolls to paint on. I decided on doing a fun version of the folk song “There was an old woman who swallowed a fly”. It seemed like a fitting theme for the placing of dolls within each other :) Here are the concepts I decided on before started painting:
1st and smallest - The Fly “I don’t know why she swallowed the fly, I guess she’ll die…”
Next size up - The cat “She swallowed the cat to catch the fly…”
3rd size - The Dog “She swallowed the dog to catch the cat…”
4th size - The Horse “…she died, of course”
Largest size - The Old Lady, poor woman…
And here is how the set turned out. Hand painted on wood with acrylic and high-gloss shalaque. Don’t they all look pissed off and stressed out, Ha!
A page out of one of my many sketchbooks I take out with me during coffee shop sketching. Apparently I had a lot of coffee while making this page…
Thought I’d put these up. Because life drawing is like exercising to me, my sketches tend to never see the light of day. Enjoy!
How about a cat in a snowsuit?