Wednesday, April 23, 2008

monkey see, monkey do

My daughter recently gave a "scientific explanation" on How monkey's communicate at her school.  Each student became an "expert" in their own topic and it was so much fun for me to see how each child worked to gather information and present it in a clear and concise presentation.   Did you know that monkey's swing when they are happy and that they can sing and can be heard up to three miles away.  All of the parents are still in awe of how the teacher was able to pull this off, as each child had their own unique area of study.  Our little experts were donning white lab coats for a day as a "Doctor!"  
Monkey see, monkey do!  I painted this monkey for a  for a nursery and this monkey is having a ball swinging from limb to limb.  If this monkey were afraid, the teeth would be showing to show signs of fear.  He is smiling and "monkeying around!"  That is what monkeys like to do.
As an artist, one of the things that I love are to paint things with a twist.  This tree has the colors of all the Four Seasons. 
 The bedding was from dwell studio (painted before they had dwell designs in Target!) and I was inspired to mimic the leaves in the pattern and introduce several other colors to add to the palette to create a simple tree and some playful leaves falling about the room.
A bit of blue sky is always needed, even on the worst of days.  Flip the switch and Mr. Golden Sun lights up the room.

16 comments:

erika said...

love the 4 seasons represented in one tree!!! absolutely precious!

Be the change..... said...

What a beautiful room! I love the idea of that pretty tree with leaves from all 4 seasons as well!

Kwana said...

I love that sweet monkey. How happy that child must be to wake up to him.

pve design said...

erika,
thanks for "swinging" on over, glad you liked the tree!
patricia

be the change,
will paint for china! ha!
patricia

kwana,
funny, the dad of that little baby had a "bubba" monkey as a child and it was as "mental telepathy" was guiding me to paint that monkey!
patricia

LondonCalling said...

Adorable monkey!

Mary-Laure said...

I love that cheerful little monkey! I must forward it to my sister who's a monkey in Chinese astrology and a huge monkey fan...

Diana said...

Awww so cute and fun! Just made my day...

littlebyRD said...

Are you kidding me?! These are fabulous! I love the tree and the ceiling. Beautiful work.

simply seleta said...

i really love the simplicity of your tree and the light blue leaves are such an added surprise to the whole scheme. Unexpected touches are the best!

Very elegant + creative. Your trademark look.

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

How beautiful.........I adore your tree......perfect.

enc said...

Cute! Very nicely executed.

Mrs.French said...

What a beautiful room. I so wish you would have been here when I painted B's room.

Brilliant Asylum said...

So cute. I love the graphic nature and the colors.

leslie said...

gorgeous, gorgeous nursery! thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, i'm happy it brought me here : )

Shellbells said...

gorgeous room for a cheeky monkey like mine....makes me wish I was having another one!!!

Donna Watts said...

Nice painting. It looks like a piece of vinyl wall art