If you have never seen the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," please go do so immediately! ;-) Then you will understand the source of the title of this painting. Or you could watch this clip. (The famous bicycle scene!!)
Paul Newman, you are almost as handsome as my husband. You'd do in a pinch.
ANYWAY... where was I? Oh yes, art.
In high school, when I was first learning to draw, I was fascinated with mud puddles. (Ha! I almost typed "muddle puddles" there, which is a good phrase. Could it be a band name?) I loved the ripples they made when I stepped in them, and the little ripples which raindrops make. I drew several mud puddle pictures back then, so this painting is a bit nostalgic for me.
But I didn't start out with the idea of mud puddles. I started out with the idea of using a hexagonal metal bolt (which I swiped from my handyman husband) as a sort of stencil. But when I lifted away the bolt, it left a circle instead. So I went with it.
I love the way the rose stayed so pure and bright against the soft denim blue of the background.
Speaking of denim, this painting goes with everything, just like a good pair of jeans. I love it!