Friday, August 22, 2008

The Emperor's New Clothes

Thanks especially to the Allreds and their extended family for posing as all the onlooker townspeople, and to the actors at Valley Center Playhouse for posing as the emperor, the pole-bearers, and the tailors. You're awesome!The first painting, The Tailors, is a throwback to my first real "style" I came up with in college. I really admired Mercer Mayer and Maurice Sendak's illustrations, so I practiced drawing like them for a while, and it sort of evolved into my own style.The second painting, The Parade, sort of merges my old style with my newer, softer style.
Somehow I managed to paint these while sick with a 24-hour flu bug.

4 comments:

The Daniels Family said...

Wow Amy! These paintings are all amazing. I had no idea you were so talented... and so busy! Awesome!

Alisa said...

I love Mercer Mayer and Maurice Sendak too! I just came to your site, and I love it! These are so interesting!

Amy said...

Thanks, Laura and Alisa :)

MommaA said...

The town scene just makes me giggle when I look at the various expressions.