Today was a glorious spring-like day – the kind that tempts eager Oregonians to put out their upholstered patio furniture or pack their sweaters in the attic. My son left the house with a neighborhood friend at 7 a.m. and they played outside all day like back in olden times (when I was a kid.) They came in to refuel about 12 hours later, covered in leaves and grime because they had been camouflaging themselves in an embankment like Peeta in the Hunger Games.
I took the opportunity – and the peace and quiet – to get some painting done. I decided to do a second entry for the Dark Shadows art contest judged by Tim Burton. My first one was a Day of the Dead version, and this one is more traditional.
I love shoe-horning these just-for-fun projects in with my commissioned work, just to keep the juices flowing, you know?
Besides, there are a lot worse things to do on a Saturday than sit around and paint Johnny Depp.