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Image of the Day: Cuddly as a Cactus


The Grinch is a character of mean spirit and questionable mores who moves with a hip-rolling swagger, a wicked gleam in his eye.  His character, immortalized in book, song and film (pre-1967,) is archetypically one of the great green Grinches of all time.  

Cuddly as a Cactus, a limited edition fine art print on canvas, has been created from an original oil painting by Chuck Jones.  Painted circa 1996, Cuddly as a Cactus flaunts, through color, the character's moral flaws (various shades of green and yellow) while simultaneously juxtaposing those against the fresh pure colors of a first snow (white, lavender and blue.)  Chuck Jones' classical art education comes to the forefront of this painting as he revels in texture, brushstroke and color; bringing us a fully rendered iconic individual.

"You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch/You really are a heel/You're as cuddly as a cactus/You're as charming as an eel/Mr. Grinch!"