Sooo….. let me tell you a story.
Once upon a time, Tree House had a fundraiser at a place in Chicago where you can paint and drink wine. Many months ago, the FODs bought tickets to said fundraiser, where they could work with an artist to paint kitties. I mean, not on their fur, but paint a kitty on a canvas, art-like, if you know what I mean. Some arguing ensued when the FODs couldn’t agree upon who was going to paint yours truly. Well, DadFOD won. MomFOD let him paint me, and she decided to paint a portrait of Mrs. Peabody based on a photograph she’d taken that she thought would make a lovely painting. Also, their friend Sara painted Pete, who you may recognized from his role as “Bob” in CHATastrophe.
Let’s take a look at the results, shall we?
Here’s what Sara did:
Sara’s painting of Bob.
Let’s critique this. We have an excellent use of color. The multiple layers of orange are pleasing to the eye against the contrasting blue. Overall, it’s quite a lovely stylized portrait of Bob.
Next, we have MomFOD’s painting of Mrs. Peabody.
Keeping in mind that they had only one hour to complete these paintings, I’d say Mrs. Peabody has been fairly rendered. Also, she glows like Leroy from The Last Dragon, which is pretty epic in and of itself.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, may I present DadFOD’s painting of me:
There are no words.
To which I reply:
Not only has he gone ahead and removed my front leg, but I seem to be hemorrhaging from the jugular and he’s given me a man’s mustache. Oh, and there’s a space ship. Also, he made me a grey tabby. I’m not grey, although after seeing this painting, I feel pretty blue. A for effort, DadFOD. A for effort.
Does anyone have any art they’d like to share? I’m happy to give you my critique.
I’ll never sleep again.