Hi all y’all,
We are in the full swing of Mardi Gras come rain or come shine.
Last Saturday, the weather was beautiful, the crowds were there, but in a gentler, roomier way.
It rained all night.
Sunday, started out muddy and fun. Then the deluge. Only the hardcore monsters of Mardi Gras stuck it out.
Pussyfooters put on a happy face.
I am working on a new painting called Gator in the Hen House. It could symbolize government corruption. I really wanted to paint it because chickens can be so colorful. I wanted a challenge. This painting is pushing me to experiment with proportions, movement and design. I am just going to take my time.
So far, it is only acrylic paint.
My plan is to add some ink behind the chicken wire for depth and color. Then, chicken wire made with medium gel gloss using rabbit wire as a stencil. I want to add paint to molding paste and put some of the feathers on with a palette knife. Finally, many more layers of paint.
All of this will occur after Mardi Gras.
I am already liking the Gator’s swashbuckling attitude.
That’s what’s happening in my neighborhood. What’s going on in yours?
Happy Mardi Gras,
In abundant love,Gator Girl
6 thoughts on “Mardi Gras and a Gator”
Nancy you are awesome! I’m intrigued by your new painting. Anxious to see it to fruition. Have a spectacular time at Mardi Gras!
Thank you for reading and commenting, Aggie!
Oh my. You so got the Government attitude and the hens’ flapping! Thank you for the Mardi Gras update and photos! Great blog, Sister!
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You are a sweet sister.
Love love love the Gator’s attitude. Can’t wait to see it as it comes along. And thanks so much for the Mardi Gra report direct and first hand from New Orleans! Take care
Thank you, Donniece! I am thanking you late because of Mardi Gras. LOL. I have been working on Gator in the Hen House all day. It is going to take some time.