But for now, this is the painting that I think I'll keep forever. Yes, it's quirky, and some even think it's scary. I see myself in that little girl, for some reason. Maybe because of her dark hair. Gardens aren't really scary to me, so who knows? We almost never know where paintings come from, unless we specifically are out to paint a certain object. Like a red flower, for example. Or a field of wildflowers. This is one of my "undirected" paintings. The goal was to fill up the canvas with drawings using a graffiti style. After that, it's all a blur. :-)
Maybe I was fighting an unending summer of bugs in my garden. Maybe they were having a party and making mincemeat out of my squash. I don't really remember. I'm not sure it matters what inspired it.
|"Garden Nightmare" mixed-media acrylic painting by Bobbi A. Chukran.|