Put Upon, acrylic on plywood, approx. 30 x 39
Elizabeth W. Seaver
I really had fun transforming this odd group, which reminds me a little of those days when my children were small and I, foolishly, tried to have a moment to myself in the bathroom. As soon as I closed the door, their need for me became intense. "Mama....mama...Matthew has my book...Will hit me....Mama can I have a cookie?....Whatcha doin' in there?....Can I come in?"
So, I imagined this poor, put upon hippo, just trying to have a cooling dip in the river, only to have three nitwits land on her as if she were a rock in the shallows. (Scary music) And the rock moved...
But that's another story.
Here are our protagonists before I went after them with some color.
Someone said that the old version reminded her of a chalkboard. Hey, I was a teacher. I LIKE chalkboards. But I like color better, and I'm happy with the changes.
Now I just have to get my camera to catch a better approximation of the new painting.
In other news, it's our last year of high school after 9 straight years. I don't mind telling you that I'll be glad to be graduating.
Have a great day at school, Matt!