I am amused by the idea of flowers sullenly hanging around on the corner, smoking and sneering at you as you pass. Must be the punky teenager still inside of me, anyway I am amused at actual teenagers who do this too. Though I am careful to act scared...
Like my trees, my flowers have personalities. They are the closest I have gotten so far to painting people. (Except when I used to paint in a more cartoony style years ago and I may share those with you one day...) I wouldn't by any means call it "figure painting", but they are figures and I paint them...?
These flowers are checking you out. They are looking for your weakness. They also think they look so tough but actually they're just cute and need watering. Storm clouds are gathering, soon they will get their wish. That's a different painting, but in that one they look more wet than threatening.
Amusement is the energy I am working on now, and if it takes being silly, so be it. One of my favorite genius shows in my life was Monty Python's Flying Circus. Here's a few very silly links for you:
The Lumberjack Song
The Spam Sketch
I used to watch this show every week with my family. We would laugh and laugh, and my formative years were enriched by these very silly men who helped me make sense of things by NOT making sense. I am eternally grateful to all of them!
Watch and enjoy these healers in action.
"Stormy Daisy Day" 2006 26"x18" SOLD