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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

3x3, 
oil on wood panel


That's it!



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Twenty Nine: Major Wuss

Major Wuss


Major Wuss
3x3
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
3x3 
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

Smeagol


Smeagol
3x3, Oil on wood
Sold!


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
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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
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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!
3x3
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!



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Twenty One: Something different - Lola

Lola

Lola
3" x 3"
Oil on wood panel
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.

Monday, January 20, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Twenty: Blue Elephant at Sea

Bloo's Boating Adventure

Bloo's Boating Adventure
3x3, Oil on wood panel
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This is painting #20, I've combined it with Nibblefest this month so its listed on eBay for a starting bid of just 99¢!  The Nibblefest theme this month is "Blue".

Sunday, January 19, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Nineteen: Cute Monster

Monster in the Pink Forest


Monster in the Pink Forest
3x3, 
Oil on wood panel
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This is painting number 19 of 30!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Seventeen: Yellow Sea Monster

Yellow Sea Monster

Yellow Sea Monster
3x3, Oil on wood panel

Yellow Sea Monster, just swimming about.  This is painting number 17!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Sixteen: Manatee Birthday

Apprehensive Manatee

Apprehensive Manatee
3x3, oil on wood panel
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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. 


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Fifteen: White Devil Cat

The Devil in White Whiskers


The Devil in White Whiskers
3x3, Oil on Wood Panel
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Everyone says Jellybean is wonderful - everyone except for Buttons, that is. To Buttons, Jellybean is the devil in white whiskers.



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Fourteen: Fire Breathing Penguin


Flame-o
3x3, Oil on wood panel
reserved

Contrary to what you've heard about global warming, it isn't caused by dragons, it's caused by Flame-o.

This painting is #14 in the "30 paintings in 30 days" challenge in which I'm participating!



Monday, January 13, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Thirteen: Skunk and Spheres

StinkBall


StinkBall
3x3, Oil on wood panel
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STICK ball??  I thought you said "STINK ball"  Funny thing, misunderstandings!




Sunday, January 12, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Twelve: Grey Cat and Cupcake

The Mysterious Cupcake


The Mysterious Cupcake
3x3, Oil on wood panel
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This is painting #12 in the 30 paintings in 30 days.   This one's all about a grey cat, and the cupcake who came to visit.

30/30 Challenge, Day Eleven: Concerned Brown Dog

Concerned Brown Dog



Concerned Brown Dog
3x3, Oil on wood panel
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This little dog is #11 in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge! 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Ten: Mysterious Forest Creature

Mysterious Forest Creature

Mysterious Forest Creature
3x3, Oil on Wood Panel
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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.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Nine: Pink Octopus at Night

Evening Octopus


Evening Octopus
3x3, Oil on wood panel
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Sometimes it's nice to just go for a little walk by yourself at night, when there's no one else around.

This is painting #9 in the "30 paintings in 30 days" challenge!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Eight: Little Red Bird

Little Red Chicken

Little Red Bird
Oil on Wood Panel
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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!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Seven: Cute Little Puppy

Cute Little Puppy



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.


Cute Little Puppy
3x3, Oil on wood panel
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Monday, January 6, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Six: Little Girl in Pink

Girl #6

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. 

"Girl #6", aka,"Obligatory Human"
3x3, Oil on Canvas
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This painting #6 in a challenge in which I am to make 30 paintings in 30 days. 


Sorry I'm a little short on time if I want to do any painting tonight, I can't be as chatty as I usually am.  Maybe you can talk to Girl #6 instead.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Five: Fuzzy Brown Elephant

Fuzzy Brown Elephant


Fuzzy Brown Elephant
3x3, oil on wood panel
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Another painting based on a needle felted creature from a few years ago!  Fuzzy Brown Elephant is number five in the 30  paintings in 30 days challenge!



Saturday, January 4, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Four: Clackers, Friend of Blackers, Cousin of Quackers

Clackers, Friend of Blackers, Cousin of Quackers


Clackers, Friend of Blackers, Cousin of Quackers
3 x 3, Oil on Wood Panel



This is painting number four in the "30 paintings in 30 days" challenge!

Friday, January 3, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Three: Soft Pink Owl


Soft Pink Owl

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!

Soft Pink Owl
3x3, Oil on wood panel


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!  

Thursday, January 2, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day Two: Scary Blue Turtle Monster

Cat Balloon Invasion


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.




Cat Balloon Invasion
3 x 3, Oil on Wood


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

30/30 Challenge, Day One: Fuzzy Bunny

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:


Thanks for your interest in my work!