'The Storm Breaks'
6" x 6" watercolor
This month's theme for the Cook-Waller challenge was winter. I chose the theme this time and can I just say how hard it was for me to finally pin down what I wanted to paint??
I had all these ideas from pink bottles of children's cough syrup and asthma medicine (a constant in my house in the winter for my youngest son) to kids building snowmen, and finally settled on this landscape (cloudscape?). I was driving my boys to school last week and watched these big dark clouds get broken apart by the sun rising over the mountains and it was SO pretty.
It had a very optimistic feeling too I think. The light was stronger than the dark and was smackin' it upside the head. Take that darkness!! Hi-yaaah!
Seriously though, I love images and themes that have to do with light overcoming dark. It makes me feel hope. Because I think that all of us, whether we're aware of it or not, are fighting our own internal battle of light vs. dark.
And I have pictures of another artist's work that I simply have to share. Here's a shot of the artist at work:
My middle child (who's seven) painting a project for his first grade class about Komodo Dragons. He worked so hard and was so proud of himself. He had the choice of how he wanted to represent his animal from dioramas to sculptures, and everything in between, and he chose painting.
Can you tell how proud I am? :)))
And here's the finished painting:
Komodo Dragon by MC (middle child) Cook
acrylic on canvas panel 11" x 14"
Hope you all had a great weekend! See you guys on Thursday. Huzzah! :)))