Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 6” x 8”
We weren't lucky enough at my high school to have our own composer like Kelsey from High School Musical to create something original. For our senior musical we were forced to use the work of Lionel Bart. I must that say our production of Oliver! was very professional, and not just because of the great scenic artwork in which I had a hand. Right by the computer are two large french doors and very often one or more little faces are pressed up against the glass, looking in with pleading eyes for more food. Even if I slide the door very slowly, they scatter. All except Sammy that is, he comes just inside the door to have a look. There is a scene in Oliver! when young Oliver, having finished his meager bowl of gruel goes up to Mr. Bumble for seconds. "Please sir, I want some more." he says. I often think that is running through these little girls' heads. This is of course Piper and her new daughter Shirley.
This painting looks better in reality. The photo doesn't show off the softness of the fur very well. For the record, my high school basketball team were the Parkville Knights. "Get your head in the game!"