Of all the gods and goddesses that man claims, I think Ganesha is far & away the most awesome. First of all, he has the head of an elephant. What's not to love about that? Secondly, he is the Remover of Obstacles. He rides around on a rat: a metaphysical trip, for sure. And he is also the patron god of artists, which makes perfect sense. I mean, what artist suffering from artist's block hasn't secretly hoped, or overtly prayed, for someone--some god or muse-- to intervene & remove obstacles to creativity?
Ganesha was inspired by a photograph of a moss-covered statue. I found the photo online, but I don't know who snapped it. For what its worth, my thanks go out to the unknown artist.
Mr. John Dirtfellow raises Helmet beetles deep in his subterranean ranch. For Mr. Dirtfellow, it is a thankless job, because the beetles are too tough to eat and yet too lackadaisical to make good pets.
I've been busy. Really busy. Painting. For weeks. The experience has been challenging, exhausting, productive, beautiful. I'll post more paintings later, but for now, meet Josh.
Josh is gouache on watercolor board, approximately 5" x 10". Josh might have the honor of being entered in the Fur Ball art competition taking place in a few weeks, but I haven't made my final selections yet.
Wish me luck!
Special thanks to my cousin, Joycie. She generously scanned in all of my recent work, which was a tremendous help. She also cooked a delicious dinner (homemade vegetarian split pea soup and corn bread), oy vey! Thanks, Joycie, you're awesome.
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