Haha, so great! I love the composition of this. So neat to see them as little critters sometimes, instead of larger than life as they often seem. And of course the teamwork on display is outstanding. (I'm a little scared by that gingerbread man, I have to admit. Buttercup is very brave!) Beautiful painting, of course!
Thank you, Cindy! That gingerbread man is sooo annoying with his taunting and teasing. He doesn't realize who he's up against – this fearsome duo will stop at nothing to retrieve Peet's precious tail.
Run, run as fast as you can! My, how many times have I read this story to my kids! What a great and perfect idea to use the gingerbread man this week. Well done!
Thank you Rita! The idea of using the gingerbread man came from a friend. I like that this character adds a whole other level to IF prompt and story. I'm lucky to have a brainstorming buddy!
Oh Mardi! I think I have a new favorite. Seeing Peet all stretched out the way you have him, in all his earnestness, is so endearing. They both look so determined! LOVE it!!
Gosh, I don't know this story. But I sure like the illustration! Didn't know you could steal a bunny tail.and oh.. that pose of Peet clearing the crest of that hill in your 'Sight' post is hysterically funny storytelling. bravo.
this is really funny!
Your characters are really adorable. This is really good and so funny! :D
Hello Mardi:) So beautiful to see how Peet stands on his tows to get a little bit taller and how buttercup stands on the head of Peete. Beautiful!!
What a cheeky gingerbread man! I think they're going to catch him out because they look like they have a plan. Beautiful illustration and great storytelling.
This is really nice. I love the story and awesome watercolor textures is one of my favorite things.
Ha, ha! Wonderful composition with its use of the edge of the picture plane. Beautiful watercolor washes too.
Love the composition:)Beautiful watercolors:)
Hehe cute concept and such beautiful technique and composition. I just love that grey wall and you can really see how hard they are working to get up there...
Get him, Buttercup!!!!!!
Ha! love it Mardi, this is fabulous!
The most stellar part of this composition really has very little in it... well, it has Peet and B-cup... But the loose, almost off the cuff handling of the paint application in that area is a real joy to look at. The wall is vastly interesting for something that has no real information in it, and the cuts of light(?) around the boxes and Peet are uselessly perfect... (uh... that's a compliment)by contrast, that cookie brat couldn't be more annoying, and rightfully so; I don't think anyone has any inclination to side with him. ~~hopes are high he'll stick his foot in an ant hill real soon!...and poor Peet, lost his tail, and on retrieval is getting his face stepped on in the process.sigh.well done..
Oh, Mardi! I'm catching up on my blog visits, and have been loving the pieces you've done lately!! (Well, I always love them, but you've really outdone yourself...and Peet and Buttercup look to be enjoying themselves immensely.) You always have beautiful compositions, and I think that these two characters should be starring in a children's book. Are there plans in that direction?
I love it. I love all their adventures. I look forward to seeing what they're going to do next. Keep up the great work!
The balance between the big spaces and small makes this work for me. The painting of the large areas with the shadow is exquisite. buttercups gesture has nice stretch to it...i like how you pushed it towards distortion
Hello Mardi, My daughter just got this original story book !she loves that gingerman very much, so I think if she saw your painting, she must love this two little friends,too~~I can't wait to see what will happen on peet and buttercup in the future.keep up the great works...