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.