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We’re not in Kansas or where do ideas for paintings come from?



A very common question we get is “Where do the ideas for your paintings come from?”  Our usual answer is a bit vague; dreams, imagination, conversations, serendipity and possibly most importantly, sheer accident.

The fact is, that each painting comes from its own set of unique circumstances.  There is no one recipe. 

Here is one version though:

1. Friend sends you a cool image of a stormy sky.  Add to ridiculously big collection of images of skies and clouds. 


2. Yard sale find of a first edition Wizard of OZ book.  “Pirates in OZ” 1931  $3. Score!


3. Long boring car ride, with nothing to look at but flat landscape and each other. 


4.  Rambling conversation…Eureka! 


5.  The hard part – many hours of work.  TaDa!


Just found out that this year is the 75th anniversary of the Wizard of OZ.  Didn’t know that.  Spooky. 


By the way, can you find the monkey?

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Posted by Jim and Lynn Lemyre on September 25, 2013

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