Friday, February 5, 2010
Boy From a Paper Moon
D'oh! I scanned it without the feet. Well, you can get a pretty good idea of how this painting looks anyway. I am still figuring out my new scanner. I have a lot of this canvas paper, but now I'm thinking I will turn it over and paint on the backs because I'm not sure I like that faux canvas finish. It's irritating. It doesn't scan right.
I have been noodling around with an idea for a childrens story inspired by this painting. I have written several short stories and verses, but they are much too dark to be good childrens stories. I have that problem. Maybe it's because I like scary movies and sideshows and Victorian seances and anatomical dissection theatres and all that. Or because for the last few years I've been exhibiting at the Horror Realm Convention, so naturally, my Halloween themes begin in January and extend until the end of October. It's my work. And I have to admit I like it.
So I have some stories where the protagonist dies, and some stories where everybody dies. But now I am trying to write something different. Wish me luck!