Friday, September 03, 2010

Painted Desert!

Original acrylic painting by Jody Daily.  Click to make it big!

This panoramic Frontierland scene looks like some fun animated film that I would love to see.  As the little mine train chugs merrily past the teetering rocks of the Living Desert, passengers gawk at the sights all around.  Up ahead a geyser shoots a steamy plume into the sky, as the old Mark Twain huffs by in the background.  Such a lovely, dreamy scene.  Who could blame even the saguaros for wanting to thumb a ride? 

And, say, there's that striped shirt kid again, this time sporting a Donald Duck-billed hat. 

8 comments:

Sam Towler said...

One of my favorites. I remember seeing this in the old Disney Gallery.

Pete Emslie said...

Kevin, thanks for posting these paintings by Jody. There's such a feeling of joy to everything that both of you fellows create for Disney! I'm curious about the type of paint he uses - is it regular acrylic like Liquitex, or is it Cel Vinyl? The very even consistency and matte finish that resembles gouache seems to suggest it might be Cel Vinyl. Also, what surface does Jody paint on?

[rich] said...

:-)

outsidetheberm said...

Gotta love the enthusiasm of those tourists!

Great piece!

Chiana_Chat said...

Wonderful whimsy! :)

HBG2 said...

Very nice, but I'd LOVE to see what Jody would do with Rainbow Caverns

Kevin Kidney said...

Hey Pete,
Jody and I both sometimes use Cel Vinyl (for really hot colors or fluorescents) and Liquitex. But the big secret is we use a lot of simple acrylic craft paint. The kind you can get in small bottles for about 2 bucks each. They are good quality and the colors hold up. We practically never use gouache, since you can achieve almost the same look with acrylic.

Eric Scales said...

The heat! You can feel the heat!