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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Buddy Boy

"Buddy-Boy" 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Gessoboard

 $ 45.  Buy on Etsy


I think mice are cute and I had a crush on them and bunnies as a kid.  I was fixated on drawing them when I should have been listening to the teacher.  Gosh, that was before my parents got color TV!  Well, we had indoor plumbing and ashtrays. 


Anyway,  Buddy-Boy was painted to be on the short list of awe-cute mice and I kindled an old flame.    

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Samantha the Hamster

Samantha the Hamster, 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Gessoboard

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I wanted to paint a small animal today.  My first attempt was a mouse.  Well, that was a scraper and while I was scraping, I was nagging myself for letting more than two days go by without painting. I really had to fight the urge to call it a day and give up.

I decided that perhaps the photo reference for the mouse was not clear enough and decided to work with a hamster photo which was clearer.   Samantha and I are happy I did not quit. 


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pattycake the Sea Otter

Pattycake the Sea Otter, 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Board


Nibblefest Art Contest- Starts Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bid on ebay

"Pattycake the Sea Otter" is my entry for the monthly Nibblefest Art Contest, with this month's theme being Sea Monsters.  Well, OK- she's not a monster, but she does have a monster appetite for sea urchins.  She is just so cute.

The link to bid will activate tomorrow afternoon.  Opening bid is only .99 cents.  If you click on the Nibblefest icon to the left of this setting, you'll be able to see entries from other artists, all opening at .99 cents.

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Rusty"

"Honeoye Falls Loner" - Collection of the Artist

"Rusty" 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Gessoboard - Sold

Rusty is a commission.  I painted his twin back in March of 2013 and named that painting "Honeoye Falls Loner".  I've used Loner for promotional materials and he's not for sale... or to be politically correct, Loner would be labeled: Collection of the Artist".  I think one of the highest complements an artist can receive is when another accomplished artist wants to commission you to create a painting for them and that's how we got "Rusty"

On another note, I've discovered "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" on You Tube. I just finished watching one of the more scarier episodes.  I'm a little wired right now, but I think I'll be able to sleep soon.  I'ts about 11:45 pm.  Nite-Nite!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

One Foot Over Chickadee

"One Foot Over Chickadee" 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Panel $ 45.

Sold- Thank you

Hey, listen up everyone...Spring has arrived!  How can you be so sure, you ask?  Because my allergies are acting up and that's because the trees are budding.  When the trees loose their leaves, same thing.  Oh and in-between... there's the ragweed that induces hay fever.  

Now, let there be no doubt, I still love Spring and so does this little birdie.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lady in Pink


"Lady In Pink" 5 x 5 inches, Oil on Gessoboard


My husband put up a squirrel baffle that works on the pole that holds my two feeders.  As much as I think squirrels are cute, they are little piggies when it comes to the bird feeders and they had to be stopped.  Now the birds can eat in peace.  This little lady is waiting for her turn. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Toes Crossed

"Toes Crossed" 5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board, $55.

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This beautiful Hummingbird has his toes crossed for me...that's because I'm hoping for more days like yesterday and today.  Got the peas planted yesterday and God watered them in last night, while I slept.