Friday, August 12, 2016

Archer's Gecko

Archer is my grandson and today is his third birthday! It is so hard to believe he is three years old. I have a tradition of creating a painting on his birthday, so that when he is older and moves out on his own he will have a collection to take with him. The day he was born, I painted a crab while waiting for him to make his grand entrance. I created a turtle for his first birthday, and a lion for his second. All the paintings in the collection will be done in sepia on white backgrounds so they will have a montage of his life when they are put together. 

This little guy was in our bathroom trying to escape the vast quantities of water being dumped on our gulf coast. I photographed him, then removed him to the safety of the large tropical plant on our front porch. It is simply not safe in our house between the bug spray and a pack of dachshunds that take great delight in crunching geckos! Mind you, not eating them, just killing them. Much safer for all concerned.

Any way, Happy Birthday Archer Townes Chavez Price. may you enjoy the artworks when you get older and wiser.

"Archers Gecko" Acrylic on canvas, 3 x 9 inches
Day 38 of the 100 days~100 paintings

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