The squirrels are into the tequila again.  Actually this is a drawing for a painting.  I draw things that I’m going to paint.  It helps me think the image through.  It’s also very enjoyable to rehearse the idea.  And naturally having rehearsed the idea, it develops more readily in its painted form.

But the differences in drawing and painting are quite plain.  All the small lines and textures that you can capture in a drawing have to be sacrificed in a painting.  Well, each has its own charm.

[Top of the post:  Squirrel as Carmen Miranda, by Aletha Kuschan]

4 thoughts on “Strange Happenings

  1. Strange Happenings…I’m thrilled to find your draw!
    you know,This great diva, Carmen Miranda, will always remain in our hearts; she’ll always be remembered as “a Pequena Notável” with her beautiful and lovely smile.
    Here in Portugal we also have a Carmen Miranda Museum that is very worthwhile to visit: it has some interesting items!
    As a Painter and Plastic Artist I could not standby upon her 100th birthday celebration, even more, because she was born in a town near mine. So I decided to pay her a tribute by doing an exhibition.
    You can check my blog for more information regarding my tribute to Carmen Miranda. I hope you enjoy it!
    http://gabrielamarquescosta.wordpress.com
    Gabriela Marques da Costa

  2. Gabriela,

    I’m so glad that you liked my post on Carmen Miranda. It’s exciting for me to have someone in Portugal discovering my blog! Thanks so much for your comment.

    Aletha

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