I have been wanting to paint this, and 2 other scarecrows for quite some time (since 2006 to be exact). I saw this scarecrow at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ Scarecrows in the Garden. The color of them, and not to mention, the character, drew me in. My current dingy snapshot doesn’t show the colors well. But that will change after the challenge is over in 2 days!
I have also been watching a few of my friends having such fun with their 30 in 30 paintings, and I guess I got jealous. Not that I don’t enjoy what I’ve been doing, but a subject like this one is somewhat freeing. It is also the right time of year for me to indulge in scarecrows. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.