I think everyone needs a special hidden paradise to escape the world now and then.
"Hidden Paradise (the Red Horse)" is an original painting by me, 17.5"x14", acrylic on canvas, 2002 or 2003, so this predates my bear making! From my personal collection, and now I'm sharing "paradise" with you as a reproduction print, available in my Etsy shop.
A bit of Pengy trivia (I mentioned this before in a previous post) is that my website was once my art/ painting website, prior to bear making. So things have come full circle once again, or rather, things have begun to merge. I'm happy to be involved in 2D, 3D, and points in between. Exploring, experimenting, revisiting, rethinking.
Around the time I painted this, Rob and I had visited "true life" paradise, in a remote part of Costa Rica (I barely made it out alive, but that is another story!). On our first day, while being led through rain forest jungle, our tour guide said something I often think of: "Every day, regeneration".
Isn't that a wonderful thought? Every day is anew, every day invites creation.