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.
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.
For Painting #21 I decided to try something a little different - paint more realistically, something I haven't done in many years. This is a portrait of my son's Boston Terrier, Lola. Lola is one of my favorite creatures in the world.
No clever story here for painting #16, just a manatee on his way to a an undersea birthday party. He's a little apprehensive, perhaps he's concerned about the nature of whatever sea creatures await him at said party.
This is a little forest creature, based off of a tiny glass animal I have with this look. Now I know this little guy doesn't look particularly "mysterious", but the mystery lies in what kind of a creature he even is!! Is it a deer? Is it a dog? A forest giraffe? No idea.
Maybe this is the famous"Little Red Hen" or maybe it's a rooster? The wooden figure which inspired it looked much more like a rooster, but this one seemed a little girlier. Maybe I've brought out his feminine side!
This is painting #8 in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. As much as I love painting, this is really taking a toll on my time, and we're only at day eight!
For day seven of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I present "Cute Little Puppy." Maybe it's something else,but it looks like a puppy more than anything else and I'm a little short on time to figure it out.
Whenever I do these challenges I like to try to include a human face or two, mainly because I don't do them very often and would like to do better. This one was based on one of my vintage dolls, a Muffie, who is from the 50's.
For day Three of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I have painted my iPhone case - a pink owl with golden eyeballs, which sadly is not as soft or fuzzy as this little guy, although it is very practical since it also doubles as a wallet (my iPhone case that is, not the painting)!
I may be biased, but I think this little fella is pretty cute!
I just realized that I never provided info on the challenge itself! It's being hosted by Leslie Saeta, on her blog. There are hundreds (400 I think) of artists who have signed up for this challenge, and we all have been posting links to our daily paintings on Leslie's blog, please check it out!
Painting number two is a portrait of a blue, turtle like creature that's a little creepy I think (I'm 90% certain that the wooden figure I used as a inspiration was a turtle). But since this is Wibbley World, nothing bad ever happens and you can just relax now. I like to call this painting "Cat Balloon Invasion" because to me, that's what appears to be taking place here.
Well I'm doing another challenge, this one is 30 paintings in 30 days! It's getting late and I need to go back to work tomorrow, so this won't be as wordy as some of my other posts.
What I'm doing for a theme is making paintings inspired by actual things I have here in my studio. Ideally I would like to post the inspiration piece but in the interest of time (since I also work full time) I may not get to that part right away.
All of these paintings will be 3"x3", oil (probably) on wood panel. They will also all be for sale in my ETSY shop, again in the interest of time I may not have them available in my shop right away, but if anyone is interested you can also purchase them directly from me.
Anyway, this is #1, a portrait of a little needle felted bunny I had made a few years ago. As of now he is nameless: