Just when we’d thought there wouldn’t be anything new for a while, Ida surprised us with a new series of paintings! Behold, the “Balloon Animals” series. These seriously whimsical paintings are cute, yet a little bit off kilter. How did the animals get into these predicaments? And are we invited to the party?
One idea springboards another, so once she painted the bear which was the first one, the kitten was a natural next. Kitties curl up when they’re carried by their scruffs – so this kitten is contentedly floating up into the sky…
Next? The elephant. From a tiny kitten to a huge pachyderm… this big gal isn’t going anywhere, but she does enjoy a good party.
OOOOPS… we think froggy was just hungry and didn’t realize there was helium involved! Hang in there lil’ buddy. That balloon has to deflate sometime.
Party anyone? Oh right, an octopus is a party all on its own. Like eight incarnations of Cthulhu (if you don’t know about Call of Cthulhu or H.P. Lovecraft, you’re seriously missing out on some great horror fiction), this Octy is taking over the whole painting. He probably used up all of the helium!
Originals and greeting cards of this fun fine art are available at The Frame and I in lovely downtown Prescott, AZ.. Come see them in person, and say hi to Ida!
Want to see more of Ida’s work? Check out her artist page here.
Thanks for looking!
Love this series Ida! What a great imagination and artist transition. But where do you find the time?
Thank you Lynn!