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Saturday, March 26, 2016
Opening Up a Can of Worms
Opening Up a Can of Worms by Jane McElvany Coonce
My painting found a new home! It was purchased at The Art League down at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia this week. It's a fun but quirky painting of a plastic toy dinosaur getting ready to devour a can of gummy worms! Even the shadow adds to the drama of the painting. This is a scene that a kid could have set up when playing with his toys. The T-Rex was a meat eater, and these worms look juicy to him! And look at the fun colors in the reflections in the can! I couldn't resist painting this scene. It was fun to paint, and I always imagined it would end up in some kid's room. I'm not sure where my piece will hang in its new home, but whoever bought it has to be a kid at heart! My kind of person!