Monday, November 21, 2011

Simple Pleasures

Happy Plane
6x6 oil on canvas


Silly Seal
6x6 oil on canvas

Before the fancy cars, all we needed to be happy was to bounce back and forth on little rides at our local parks when we were kids. We didn't need leather seats or cruise control, just our imagination to fly us up to the heavens or skip across the ways on the back of a sea creature. I found these adorable rides in a little park next to a beach on Lake Superior when I visited my friend a couple of months ago.

9 comments:

Rosemary said...

Sheila, with your lively brushstrokes and bold color you certainly captured the "fun" these little rides represent! Your Angel Trumpet is great too...love that blue!

Ellen said...

Love these! So fun and joyful!

David Larson Evans said...

Happy Art ,love the red underpainting. Happy Thanksgiving.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Vibrant color, great compositions, keep 'em comin'!!!

Quwwa said...

They still have some of these in my neighborhood park...And I still try to ride them every once in a while...lol....Great work!!!!

suzanneberry said...

adorable!!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Sheila, These are fun and the color is STUNNING! Very cool!

Marie Theron said...

You still see them sometimes but not so often! Thanks for reminding us of how charming we found these colorful (and cheap) little rides!

Art with Liz said...

What fun!