Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party

Nibblefest this month is "Tea Time" so for me to paint the Boston Tea party seemed almost a little too obvious.

In this painting, Lola (our inherited Boston Terrier) and Mr. Wiggles are reunited for a little tea party!

The Boston Tea Party

This painting is 8x10 (I'm making an effort to work larger this year) and is oil on canvas.

Here's a link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/231665069721?

As with all Nibblefest entries, this one starts at just 99¢, no reserve!  This is just a 3 day auction, it ends on Thursday, August 27.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The People's Art Contest! February theme - Eggs!

Attention artists!  You might be interested in this art contest my friend Christine has started.  Here's a copy/paste of the brief description:

About This Contest

The People's Art Contest (PAC) is a completely democratic art contest. The monthly theme is chosen by the people, the prize amount and number of places paid depend on the number of people who enter, and the people are the judges

It's only $6 to enter, and you can enter any 2D work (painting or drawing, new or old, sold or available).  The participating artists are the people who vote.

The People's Art Contest

For this month I'm entering a painting I did in 2009, I probably posted it here back then:

2.5 x 3.5
Oil on Masonite Panel

Thursday, January 30, 2014

30/30 Challenge: Day Thirty: UGG

I wanted to do something a little different for my final painting in this challenge, so I present:

The Underground Gossip Group

oil on wood panel

That's it!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Twenty Nine: Major Wuss

Major Wuss

Major Wuss
Oil on Wood Panel

For painting #29 I decided to try another more realistic painting.   This is Buttercup/Kevin/Carl, now most commonly known as "Major Wuss."  He's our largest cat, and is the biggest wuss you'd ever want to see.  He has a perpetual look of alarm on his face and is always ready to run off in terror.  There are other things too but I don't feel like writing a story.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Twenty Eight: Baby Cornelius

Baby Cornelius

Baby Cornelius
oil on wood

Baby Cornelius is one of my favorite paintings from this challenge.  The real Baby Cornelius belongs to my son's girlfriend, who made him herself when she was little :)

This is painting #28, only two more to go!

Monday, January 27, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Twenty Seven: Smeagol


3x3, Oil on wood

Smeagol is cute little Jack Russell Terrier belonging to my friend Christine!  This was a custom portrait for Day 27.

Three more days!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Twenty Six: Another Sea Monster

 The Leviathan, a.k.a., the "Wibble Nibbler"

The Leviathan, a.k.a., the "Wibble Nibbler"
3x3 oil on wood panel
click here for the listing

Be Careful when swimming in the waters of Lake Wibble, this frightening beast awaits.

Number 26, almost done!

30/30 Challenge, Day Twenty Five: Sparky and the Squid

The Monster at the Window

"The Monster at the Window"
3x3, Oil on Wood Panel
Click here for the listing

Sparky heard something tapping at the window and was afraid it was a monster! Luckily(?) it was "only" the squid.

For this painting I decided to piggyback on one of DPW's (Daily Paintworks) challenges which featured a tuxedo cat looking out the window. I thought this was an excellent opportunity to bring Sparky into the challenge, with of course his nemesis, the squid.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Twenty Three: Linda

Happy Birthday, Linda!

Happy Birthday Linda!
Oil on wood panel

Today is my dog Linda's fourth birthday, so I decided to paint her portrait for "painting 23".  I love this dog so much!