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Sunday, August 03, 2008

New work


I had fun doing this. I struggled a bit to get the colors right, but I liked it in the end. It's sort of sad how Disney really dummied down so many old fable/stories. In an older version of the real story, the puppet actually throws the cricket across a wall and kills it. Yikes. I guess killing a cricket though has consequences, and helped the little puppet to get his act together so he became a real boy in the end.

7 comments:

Sunflower said...

Katherine, this painting is incredible. Your art just keeps getting better and better!! I just love it. I like how you use paper, too. Great, great painting. I would say one of your best!!!
Debbie

coloredsock said...

i LOVE this piece! my new favorite. you're so inspiring...love how you handled every bit, every detail. and i think the color is right on!

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

I LOVE the dynamics of this piece.

Pinocchio was never one of my favorite Disney shows... but I like how you have portrayed the story.

Ravenhill said...

How beautiful a piece! I adore the various patterns you have used to make this so special and uinique.
~Emily

Abby Creek Art said...

This one made me laugh with that Pinocchio nose! Really gorgeous piece, Katherine.

Apifera Farm said...

Thanks, everyone! Ravenhill, I must go spend time on your site - you make dolls! And you are in Oslo- I lived there in 1981 and studied at a summer session at the University. I have fond memories of your beautiful city!My favorite place was the famous sculpture park, and now be darned I can't remember the man's name - Viegelund?

herzensart journal said...

to me the colors are perfect. Beautiful piece Katherine!

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