Saturday, December 3, 2011

Something new - WibbleyWare!

For over a year now I've been working on & off on hand painted pendants & cameo necklaces, I finally got some listed on ETSY and have so many more to list. I absolutely LOVED making these, my natural inclination has always been to work small.

Anyway here's a group photo, so far I only have six or seven listed (along with a few prints) but I plan to get more up soon.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baby Pengy

2.5" Oil on wood

I've lost count (well not really, actually I never bothered to even start counting) but this is another installment in my "Baby Wibbles" series, in which I feature baby portraits of the Wibbles in all their diapered glory.

So here's Baby Pengy - as you might suspect it's a little cold in the Antarctic wilderness so for his portrait he's sporting a matching scarf and hat, and of course his little diaper as well! (no lunch-pail though, just a lollipop)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Still Life with Wibble

No, you're not hallucinating - I'm actually posting for the second time in two days! What's the matter with me?!

"Still Life with Wibble"
5x7, oil on panel

Anyway, this is a little still life I made for this month’s Nibblefest contest, our theme this month is “Still Life.” Francis is a little nerbbis, perched so high atop of that jar of glazing medium (scary, scary, scary - you can tell he just wanted me to get done with the painting and put him down already!) The Wibble featured here (Francis) is actually a real-life needle felted bear-like creature (ok I admit I don’t know what it really is) who I made a few months ago. I’m telling you this so you all don’t think I cheated and painted a made up character, stuck him on a jar and called it a still life. Here’s a photo so you can see that he's real (he's not included though, this auction is just for the painting):

(not included in auction, just showing you all that he exists)

And yes, that is Spock in the background. He was being kind of a jerk so I cropped out his head from the photo.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Still Life with Lunchbox

It’s that time of year again and Lunchbox had a fantastic idea for his Halloween costume – dressing up as a piece of Polish Pottery! Sounds like a brilliant idea, right? Unfortunately he did such a great job with his costume that Heather Sims, notorious hoarder of all things Polish Pottery, SNAPPED HIM RIGHT UP and added him to her collection! Now Lunchbox is in yet another fine pickle, I have no idea how he’ll get out of this one. But you know what? He still has his lunch-pail (maybe Polish Pottery, but still a lunch-pail nonetheless) and his diaper, so all will be ok. And as you must know by now, when you have your lunch-pail and your diaper, what more do you really need?

I made this painting for EBSQ's "Ripped Off" show. I decided to "rip off" a painting by my friend Heather Sims ( known for her Polish Pottery still lives) called “Polish Pottery LBXI,” and her Polish Pottery series in general. Her wonderful paintings can be found here.

I'm currently offering a print of this painting on eBay for the October Nibblefest contest. If you're interested in bidding, please click on Lunchbox to go to the auction.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ode to Bloo

(click Bloo to see the auction)

I was going to pull together a little poem for this painting since the theme is “Ode to Bloo”, but I changed my mind. Sorry.

Anyway, I feel compelled to offer some explanation, which is that this is just a little painting of Bloo going off to her first day of Kidneygarden. She was feeling a little nerbbis until I told her she could take her security octopus and (of course) her Lunchbox lunchbox. She’s a little shy so I hope that either Lunchbox or Soft and Fuzzy Johnson is in her class.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


2.5 x 3.5 oil on panel

Look out! Draggy's on a fire-breathing, house squashing rampage - run for your lives everyone!

Draggy is my Nibblefest entry for April, the theme is DRAGONS! Click on Draggy to go to the auction, if you're so inclined.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Squid Descending a Staircase

Sparky decided he’d like to enter this month’s nibblefest contest - he’s still too young to have his own ebay account so I’m listing it on his behalf:

"Squid Descending a Staircase"

In this painting, the artist is expressing his feelings about the human condition, squids, and eyeballs on stairs, and how they collectively impact his personal worldview.* He calls it “Squid Descending a Staircase”.

In my not-so-professional opinion, I believe this is an important, groundbreaking piece of art - a true masterpiece. There’s a lot of meaning here, folks.

*Sometimes I have trouble with “artspeak” so I hope I captured it accurately. I did take notes.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dreams and Nightmares

5 x 7
Oil on Wood

The theme for Nibblefest this month is “Dreams,” and both of my entries are about common dreams you regular folks have. This painting is of that old standby, the “Flying Dream.” You know where you sprout little fairy wings and fly all over the countryside, but in reality you’re all snuggly in bed with your little squirrel?

The Flying Dream’s kind of a bummer to wake up from, unless you’re flying over hot lava or the Pacific Ocean or some other such scary place.

5 x 7
Oil on Masonite

You know how you’ll have that bad dream where you’re in school or at work and you suddenly discover that you’re stark naked? Lunchbox has that dream too, only in his, he’s fully clothed!!

Oh, the horror, the horror!

On the other hand, Lunchbox does have his lunch-pail and (even though you and he can’t see it) his diaper, so what more does anyone really need? Plus it was all just a dream so we can all breathe easy and go back to believing that “nothing really bad ever happens in Wibbley World.”

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Circus comes to Wibbley World

This month's Nibblefest theme is Circus.

I'm offering something new this time, a miniature painting on wood, which (on request) can be converted into a pendant. I've painted quite a lot of these already but this is the first I'm offering them for sale - I hope they do well because I really love making them!

Micro Jumbo
1" x 1.25"
Genesis heat-set Oils on Wood

My other Nibblefest entry is, predictably, Lunchbox:

Lunchbox, Lost in the Circus
4 x 6
Oil on Canvas

Whatever you do Lunchbox, DON'T LOOK DOWN!!!

This painting makes me nervous just looking at it, I have a terrible fear of heights (unlike certain chipmunks!)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Baby Blackers, friend of Baby Quackers

Baby Blackers,
friend of Baby Quackers
2.5 x 3.5
oil on panel

This is the first painting I did in 2011, and it's the long-awaited prequel to my painting, Blackers, friend of Quackers. Remember?

Regular Blackers,
friend of Quackers

Which reminds me, I really need to resurrect Mr. Quackers, he hasn't been around in ages!

Anyway Baby Blackers, Friend of Baby Quackers isn't for sale yet, mainly because I still haven't quite made up my mind between selling on ebay or ETSY. If it wasn't for Nibblefest I'd probably never get anything listed!

I think Baby Blackers, friend of Baby Quackers is a good start for "The Year of Cute*" if I do say so myself.

*more than likely featuring lots of baby animals

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Birthday Bear
2.5 x 3.5
oil on panel

I had actually painted this as a birthday present for myself back in September, but didn't completely finish it until last night. So as the last painting completed in 2010, Birthday Bear gets to be the first painting I'm posting in 2011, the Year of Cute :)