Thursday, March 11, 2010

Daydream Believer

The Monkees recorded the song Daydream Believer and it hit Billboard, going on be recorded by Anne Murray, Susan Boyle, and others. But no matter who sings it, I love that song! So much in fact that I played it while I painted this figure, then named the painting after it. I downloaded the whole album from iTunes and listened to it over and over, unable to get enough of the lyrics

About the same time I combed through my repertoire of figure photography for a new subject. Having just finished Blue Angel, I didn't want anything too dark. The song seemed to be my mantra as I looked for something dreamy and reflective.

The result is this small painting. You can draw your own conclusions, but to me, the sunshine is falling gently upon the strong and sturdy shoulders of this young woman, who deserves to have all her daydreams come true!

1 comment:

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful--I especially like her hair!