I am so happy to have finished "The Enchanted Panda Room." Overall it was a fun painting and I loved experimenting with the rock, water and cloud textures. Tom says it's my most ambitious Panda painting yet. Usually I only have 1 figure with Panda... but this time, i wanted to tell me a more elaborate story.
When Panda has some downtime, he likes to chill with his friends at the Enchanted Panda Room! Panda plays his Ukelele as the Hula Girls dance with their coconut fire pots. Whether there is a packed house or audience of 1, Panda and the Hula Girls always give it their all.
This painting was inspired by the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland. I love the singing parrots, the magical way that the water changes color and the Tiki decor, of course! I used to hula dance and used fire pots as one of my instruments. The song I danced to was "Kalua," a slow melody about a girl finding her true love. A dancer has to hold her fire pots evenly to avoid tipping them over. A firepot is simply a coconut shelled out with a candle inside.
This is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting on board