Monday, August 9, 2010

The Glorious Night Beasts


Waited for Divine Intervention...still waiting.

12x30" oil on canvas, SOLD

OK, so it is a nearly perfect evening...everyone is gone. Everyone! A rare occurrence. No one whining about dinner. Not even the dogs (I pre-fed before they even thought about being hungry). I am painting, while watching "Splendor In The Grass"--always with the multi-tasking! I made a big bowl of popcorn and popped open an almost-frozen-and-definitely-slushy Miller Lite. Life is good! Back to it before the gods of "I can't get no satisfaction" pop my bubble...

And by the way, the above painting is a snapshot from my childhood. A terrifying alligator lived under my bed at night. Seriously. Explains a lot.....

8 comments:

Ross Lynem said...

Simply brilliant! I had an alligator under my bed too! Never thought to paint it though. Your paintings are mesmerizing... love em!

Jeanette said...

Love this piece and I can identify with the alligator under the bed as a child. I had some kind of monster lurking under mine too! :)

Brenda York said...

Thanks guys! I'm learning that a lot of people had monsters under their beds! Made us stronger, I guess. Thanks for dropping by!

Sondra said...

Alligators or other beasts of prey, all of us must have had something under our beds as children! Great idea but then you seem to have more ideas flowing from you than the average artist I've run across. Do love the whimsy, colors, along with the stories for every one of your paintings! If I had to write a story about every painting I painted I probably would have given up painting by now. Thank you for keeping the rest of us entertained - your work is fantastic!

Sondra Van Huss
info@sondravanhuss.com

Brenda York said...

Thank you, Sondra! Very kind words! I hope you'll drop by again.

Helen Read said...

Your work always makes me smile! Its an amazing thing to be home alone w/o other obligations!! You made the most of it! I Love what came of your evening!

Joan Breckwoldt said...

What wonderful art you make! Wow! I had something under my bed when I was a kid too, I was always afraid to take that first barefoot step out of bed!
Joan

Brenda York said...

Gosh, thanks Helen and Joan! I so appreciate that you stop by and leave me little love notes! Thanks!