Throwback Thursday because that’s a thing, I guess??? Some of you probably remember this from junior year in high school, but for the rest of y’all, here’s an old piece of mine from when I was just starting to get a handle on painting. The assignment was “Curiosity Killed the Cat” Oil on canvas
Lagertha from ‘Vikings’ which just started its 2nd season last night
A quick commission from a fellow fan of the show. It’s definitely one of those “much better than it looks” kind of shows. Plus, I’m huge into Viking history and mythology so it definitely tickles my Nordic fancies.
English artist Craig Davison creates series of paintings that beautifully illustrate the awesome power of childhood imagination and our limitless ability to play pretend as our favorite movie characters. He draws from a wide variety of movies, but the pieces seen here all revolve around Star Wars.
Kids play their hearts in the foreground while their shadows loom larger than life in the background as the fictional characters they’re pretending to be. Tree branches have become light sabers, cardboard tubes and a hair dryer work equally well as blasters, a garbage can and a colander are all you need to be R2-D2 and C3PO, and a pair of headphones serve as Princess Leia’s cinnamon bun hairdo.
Visit Craig Davison’s website to check out more of his delightful and nostalgic artwork. Then go grab a tree branch and meet us at the park for a light saber duel.