Tuesday, March 1, 2011

fairy tales do come true


I call this
"The Three Little Red Riding Hoods".



Here's a stylin' wolf in a tux.


14 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

I am smiling at both the song and your painting.

Sonya Johnson said...

I laughed when I read the title of this!

Y'know, I'm normally not a fan of predominantly green landscapes (living in CT for 3 1/2 years didn't help), but this painting works for me anyway. Why? I am not totally sure. I know the wolves are part of it ;).

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

It looks like a fairy tale, too, with three little faces peering out. Very clever post, with old Dean Martin (didn't people call him "Dean-o"?). He was a somewhat dangerous lovable lush who made women swoon. I think my mom was a swooner. Like Casey, I'm smiling!

Celeste Bergin said...

When I was young I "fell in love" with Dean Martin...because of his "Matt Helm" films. He was so handsome! (Thanks for reminding me). Your little Red Riding Hoods are thoroughly appealing. Masterfully executed.

Double "D" said...

Hi Sam,

A beautifully green painting, until I spotted the wolf.
You've certainly captured the way they stare directly at you with no fear or care and only one thing on there mind. Now where did I leave that little red hooded girl?
Very interesting, I like it a lot.
Doug

hw (hallie) farber said...

This is really cool--looks like a dream.

Kathy Hodge said...

Not so sure about Dean Martin, but love the painting! Green is such a tough color, but you made it glow.

And thanks for the encouragement on the residency apps, I have to get moving on those!

Jala Pfaff said...

I like this one. Spooky creatures quietly rule the forest.

SamArtDog said...

There seems to be a prejudice among artists against the color green. Are you one of them? Always looking to buck a trend, I decided to haul off and do it up as green as I could stand. I hoped the red wolves would have enough mojo to control it. Wolf mojo? I shouldn't have worried.

Kermit would like to remind you that it ain't easy being green.

Celeste Bergin said...

I've heard that same thing about green being an unpopular color with artists--but if you are an outdoor painter and you live in Oregon...you HAVE to paint all the greens. Required! (I came back to your delicious green art here---because it is so PRETTY)

loriann said...

The first thing that caught my eye was the magnificent emerald green landscape..it glows. Then I looked inside and saw the critters...then I saw the title and it make me giggle.thank you!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Sam, its spooky green miasmic and delightful and I thought the little red creatures were little girls in hoods till I blew up the size. (I'm slow to catch on). Its true about green. Why, I don't know. I do love the colour but handling it, woo, sometimes big problems for me.

Bob said...

I the bright vivid colors pallet you use. Your use of color helps move the painting (even in green :) )beyond a simple landscape into something far more emotive in nature.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

As soon as I read the title I started singing to myself....
I like it.
BTW did you notice that my blog suddenly 'moved'? I changed the code in the settings for site feed. It's not quite there yet because it doesn't include a photo but I'd say we're on the right track !!