Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"Flying Practice," Daily Painting #20

"Flying Practice," Available (Click Here)

8" by 8"

Oils on Panel


I found a way to paint a muppet! I believe Grover rounds out my fuzzy trio nicely (pink lion, moth, and muppet). I had completely forgotten about my husband's old tiny stuffed Grover. He was up sitting on a shelf clutching a shriveled pumpkin (The story behind Grover and the pumpkin's relationship is convoluted and will be saved for later.) His proportions are a bit different than we usually see on Sesame Street (not to mention this guy is tiny) so with his big head, short limbs, and more rounded body I believe he is a younger Grover. Here he is still daydreaming about becoming Super Grover. The only thing I missed was that amazing nubbly fur that Grover has on Sesame Street. Oh well.

Here is a favorite Grover clip of mine, I watched it earlier to get inspiration.


The unknown...


  1. Oh My Gosh! This is WAY TOO CUTE.

    When my daughter was a little girl, Grover was her FAVORITE!! We still have her "dough, dough", as she used to call him.

    Good luck with Leslie's challenge.

    I am participating, too. So far I'm keeping up.

  2. I agree with Joan...this is so cute that I may be smiling all day! My oldest son loved Grover when he was little. One of his favorite books was about what Grover did in the course of a week. Ah, the good ol' days! Thank you for sharing this adorable painting. :o)


Thanks for your interest in my art. I'm very curious to hear your thoughts. Cheers!

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