The parade series started with a trip to Florida more than 10 years ago. Epcot in Disney World had a special parade for the millennium, and I watched it, sketchbook and camera in hand, a number of times. There was also another special parade in the Animal Kingdom. The two parades featured huge “figures” and “puppets” and got me started wanting to draw parades. Using my sketches, feelings and photos, I did a series of parade paintings, and I have been looking for good parades ever since I started the series. These multi-media paintings combine watercolor, oil pastel and ink.
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