“The Strawberry Challenge”, 8″ x 10″, Acrylics
This piece was inspired by an awesome photo taken by StacyD on Deviant Art. She graciously gave me permission to us her image as a painting reference (thank you!). I thought this was such a funny image.
You can imagine that, if hamsters gave each other a challenge, one would be “The Strawberry Challenge”, hehehe. The little guy on the right can’t quite seem to believe that the one on the left is really going for it. It’s almost like he’s thinking “Really??! The WHOLE thing?!”, then shakes his head. The one on the left is thinking “I can do it! Om nom nom..! Mine, all mine!”
On a deeper level, you can draw a parallel to what’s happening in society…
I went back to a smaller canvas with this painting. And, with the subject being small, on a smaller canvas, it was quite a challenge! I think I’m going back to a bigger canvas next time. I thought about painting it bigger, but it just didn’t work with those little guys. I didn’t want to end up with Godzilla hamsters (note to self for future painting…).
Still a lot to learn, but that’s the fun part!