Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Clique-ish


I love painting these guys. They make me laugh. They look like people you know (or know yourself to be.) I'm the grumpy looking one on the far left way too often!

My son named this one. He's sixteen, and what he saw when he looked at it was a clique. He told me the other day that he just realized high school is never over. I should have explored that a little more with him. Does his comment mean that we adults aren't behaving ourselves as we should? Or maybe we are nurturing yucky hurts from those days. Hmm--perhaps it's time to throw away old baggage....

There I go--from a funny little painting to serious thoughts in one huge leap. That's so high school! Enjoy your creative pursuits today, everyone.

16 comments:

Cathyann said...

Wow...what insight!
Loving these creatures as usual Elizabeth.:-)

Katherine Kean said...

This is fabulous! I love how the character comes through.

Gwen Bell said...

Great title for a wonderful painting! The one looking directly out cracks me up. Looks JUST like one of those silly birds right before they peck the heck out of your hand!

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Elizabeth, love this painting.


I really liked what your thoughtful son said.
To me it means that, we never stop learning...ever.
And that we are constantly faced with the human condition at every turn of the corridors of life.

Life is just one big "high school", it's a really honest analogy.

Jo

Dean H. said...

Very well done! What a fun painting. It brims with ostrich personality!

Gary Keimig said...

wonderfully captured. What character you have instilled into these guys.
Good job.

Galina Nikolova said...

Wonderful painting!
Regards

Karen Bruson said...

Elizabeth, What a fun and wonderful painting. I love your son's take on it as well. It looks as though you laughed a lot when painting this. Oh, and thanks for leaving a comment under one of my paintings.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

The minute I saw this painting and the title I loved it! Your son is enlightened beyond his years too.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I love the way you capture personality and mood...fun. Your son is very insightful letting a painting inform or speak back to him his everyday observations. Cliques in high school...are you in or out...I think the title is perfect for these birds!

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Elizabeth, I have a surprise for you on my blog! ...:)

Color Pencil Portrait: Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Lorie M. said...

LOoking great! Are you getting excited for your show? I am!! cheers!

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

They make me laugh too!great expression on those birds!

Terry Pitzel said...

I am looking forward to your show!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Elizabeth, your whimsical subject matter and vivid colors make me happy. Thanks!

ArtPropelled said...

A perfect title. They are so humerous!