I grew up in the eighties and the nineties. I read the comics whenever I visited my grand-dad's, which was everyday. My favorite comic strip was Calvin and Hobbes. The boy and his tiger. I loved the commentary and I loved the mix of comedic childishness and adult pessimism. Calvin and Hobbes made me laugh. I still have the last strip they ran...what was it? 1995? Anyway, a few of them stick with me. I remember the snowmen...Calvin's snowmen almost always met some horrific end. I remember the "Aliens Welcome!" sign in his dad's lawn that he dug with a shovel...the impending spanking was only implied, but Calvin's satisfaction at a job well done was evident. Calvin's imagination was the fuel for the comic. One of the imaginary characters he became was Spaceman Spiff. He had a red space ship. This painting was inspired by that ship. It is entitled "The Red One."
Thank you Bill Watterson for that wonderful part of my childhood.
So, now, even though I am becomming quite fond of this painting I will offer it up for sale on Cora's site. Does anyone have a suggestion for pricing?
Sorry these are sideways...but these are some other ideas for long canvasses...any preferences? Oh and I am a boy, so airplanes is gonna have to happen. Thats a hippo by the way...above the airplanes.