You're the Top
"Anything Goes" is a Cole Porter classic I've never actually seen. I equate the song 'You're the Top' with Ethel Merman and Kermit the Frog on the Muppet Show. The show takes place on a steamer ship and it is something of a farce. There are musicals I'm passionate about, and there are scores that I enjoy. This is the latter.
Here I was still trying to juggle a lot of elements without ever coming up with a cohesive whole. It's not long after this that I discovered a secret or two. At this point, I was working on about 18 different layers, which just got confusing. I was also trying to paint each image, keyed to color, individually. From that standpoint, this turned out alright. But value should win over color, and here it doesn't quite yet. I do like my "Mermanesque Reno Sweeney"...and her daft love interest makes me laugh. But they look better suited for an episode of The Love Boat.
Posted by Wilson Swain