Ticket to Ride
acrylic on canvas
Still putting the finishing touches on this one. This is for the upcoming Spring Show - together with the other 6x6 paintings I did with a carnival/amusement park theme ("Carousel Captive" and "Caterpillar Coaster").
In the summer we spend a lot of time going to old-fashioned fairs and carnivals with the kids. I am totally fascinated by the colors and the sounds, and also the graphics on the old rides and signage. Incredible color, yet rundown looking. Everything is brightly painted - even the ride controls and power cords seem to be a part of the color scheme. And some of the painted characters on the kiddie rides are truly creepy! Anyhow - I have many more ideas of things I what to paint on this same theme, so I'm sure there will be additions to this series in the future.