"Elephant Shower" 8x10 acrylic on wood
Today's painting was inspired by... yesterday's shower!
People often ask me where I get the ideas for my paintings. The truth is... they come from all over.
Sometimes the inspiration comes from words like "spent" or "afterward". Sometimes the inspiration comes from a friend's challenge ("dog?!?"). Sometimes the inspiration comes from what is happening in my life at that very moment ("fire dog" and "birthday boy" are examples). And sometimes the sources of my inspiration are a bit more... er, um... unusual. Today's painting is a perfect example.
As the steam and water started to cling to my shower curtain liner yesterday I noticed an image starting to emerge...
Do you see it?
There was an elephant in my shower, so I did what anyone would do - I quickly toweled off and ran to get my camera!
A Palm Tree Too!
I love the colors that the blues and browns of my bathroom paired with the warm morning light created in the photos. (I am planning on using that palette in the future.) Since today also happens to be the start of Whimsical Wednesday, I wanted to paint with bright, fun, light-hearted colors. Be sure to stop by The Quotidian Journal blog for a big ol' dose of whimsy!
Make sure you also pay a visit to the Creative Every Day blog to check out some Day 10 art!