Happy meal.

Never trust a hungry cat. Especially if you happen to be milk…

Goodness I’ve got nothing to say tonight…

It’s a painting I painted with paint…?

Um… Yeah…

*rocks back and fourth on heels, while swinging arms and puffing out cheeks*

So its watercolor, body color and ink on paper…

Thanks for stopping by…

I really appreciate it…

Oh I almost forgot to upload the painting, sooooo here it is. Happy meal. A painting. That I painted with watercolor and junk.

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Picture day.

Hello friends! I’m back! And with me I bring paintings! This one is called ‘Picture day’. While painting this piece, I realized that the confused grimace on the figure’s face is the same look that I have in almost every picture of me. You might think I’m exaggerating, so as proof check out my Instagram and see for yourself. It’s bad. Hence the title. Anyway this painting is watercolor,ink and gouache on paper. Thanks for stopping by! Comments welcome 😄

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The wild adventures of ghost rap. Or some thing about goblin p.

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*insert clever title here* Watercolor on paper, 11in x 14in

Hey friends. Guess what?! Oh… You figured it out already, huh? Well La-Te-Da mr/mrs smart guy. Just because there is a pic of a finished painting and this happens to be an ‘art blog’ doesn’t mean I couldn’t be talking about something else like….. uh I don’t know…. politics? or some other important topic. Gosh! Ummm…. Well anyway I finished a painting yesterday. It’s most likely finished. I might have to make the background darker, but I really want to be finished with this piece. So, we’ll just go ahead and slap a figurative ‘finished’ sticker on this bad boy.

Alright on to my question for the bestest followers in the whole wide world- suggested titles? Most of the time I decide on a title during the painting process. This piece however, I’m drawing a blank. I keep calling it Ghost Rap (because that’s what it says next to the happy apple) but that seems pretty lame. I’m also considering Goblin P and U Can Dy (hehe). These titles (while hilarious/confusing) don’t convey any meaning or significance. So any help you guys can offer would be much appreciated. Thanks!

That dream within a dream…

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That dream within a dream /Colored pencil on paper /8in x 10in

Hey guys. How’s it going? Yeah…. Really?! She said what!!?? Hey, hey, shut up a minute, I want to tell you about this painting. It’s a painting of my wedding day. I married wolverine while being really, really shiny. Just kidding. Although my husband is super cool like wolverine, he doesn’t have adamantium covered bones that project from his knuckles, however, I did get married in a shiny, yellow jump suit… Alright, alright you got me, it wasn’t very shiny…

Anyway, back to the painting, I put this painting together with the thought that it looked like Wolverine and April were getting married. I used colored pencil on Strathmore drawing paper for this piece. I really enjoy the vibrancy of colored pencils but I can’t seem to get a really crisp look with them. I may redo this piece (or a variation on this piece) with watercolor. I’m not going to define this painting or say exactly what it means to me because I want my super awesome/smart readers to find their own meaning in this piece (you should totally tell me what it means to you). Thanks for stopping by! Comments are always welcome!

 

Happiness

Hey guys! I know what your thinking ‘Gosh! Doesn’t this chick have anything better to do then blog?’ No. No I don’t. So… Anyway this piece, which I’ve titled Happiness, is… super… mega…….. awesome? Well, maybe not awesome or ‘super mega’ but I like it. What’s better then happy cats, Garfield and Care Bears? Nothing.
I finished this piece all in one day (I’m not sure why that matters) about a month ago. As soon as I finished it I didn’t like it so I stopped looking at it. I pulled it out of the Closet Of Shame today and you know what? I like it. So here I am, blogging about it. Enjoy! Comments and critiques are always welcome!

Happiness  Watercolor on paper 12in x 15in
Happiness
Watercolor on paper
12in x 15in

The invisible man

 

The invisible man.  Watercolor on paper 12 inches x 16 inches
The invisible man.
Watercolor on paper
12 inches x 16 inches

Hello friends! I finally finished a painting! *gasp* I know! It’s been forever! I’ve been stuck in a creative rut but I’ve finally managed to rock myself back and fourth enough to struggle out of said rut… Weird metaphor, right? I don’t really know how to get out of a rut but in movies (which are always a super reliable resource for rut-getting-out-of, right?) they rock their cars back and forth to get enough momentum… Anyway, I’m out! (of the… Rut…) Ok enough metaphors! I finally finished a painting!!! Whoot! Whoot! (I totally just did ‘the sprinkler’…. It was really cool)
This piece took about three weeks, I’m not loving it but I finished it. What do you guys think, pretty sucky right? Critiques welcome and appreciated 🙂

Look7in7: Meow, Meow.

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Heck yeah! Day 5 of Create7in7 is done!!! I decided to try oil again, after the semi-success of my last painting. This time, however, I painted all of the background image with acrylic, and the foreground in oil. I have been doing a similar technique with some of my other paintings, Heart of gold, and Peas in a pod, painting the background in goauch and the foreground in transparent watercolor. The subject matter (just incase your not familiar with the little known show of ‘The Simpsons’) is either Kang or Kodos (I can’t tell which one it is) Anyway thanks for stopping by, and keep an eye out for Look7in7 day 6!
Oh! I wanted to share the progress of my last painting with you wonderful followers! Here it is,

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I’m new to oil so let me know what you think, any advice is welcome!

Look7in7: I H8 U

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This is day 3 of Create7in7 (I explained what this is here) I was messing around all day yesterday not doing anything (it was saturday, after all) until around eight O’clock when I suddenly had a flash on inspiration. I should start a series of work I have dubbed, ‘Jar Jar must die’. (your welcome)
I had bought the Jar Jar figure a couple weeks ago with the intention of having other toys kill, maim, and torture him. I really hate Jar Jar. So last night I decided to start the ‘Jar Jar must die’ series of paintings off with this one. Admittedly this isn’t my best work and the colored pencils were unusually messy but I think I got my point across. I really don’t like Jar Jar. I may revise this piece, redo it larger or in watercolor. I haven’t decided yet, but I really like the alphabet magnets. I think they’re my favorite part.

Look7in7: Fruit and junk.

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So remember yesterday when I said I didn’t want to paint something lame like fruit… well I painted fruit. Mmmmm…. those words taste good… I tried to paint something cool, but I just couldn’t finish it *sadface* This is as far as I got-

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So anyway I think the Ninja Turtle watercolor painting will be pretty awesome once its finished. I just realized that I was rushing it when I really didn’t have to. The 7in7 thing is cool but not cool enough to ruin a painting I have been planning for a month.
Which leads me to ‘fruit and junk’. At about 10 last night I had the above realization and decided to do something significantly easier, a still life in colored pencil. So I went to my fridge and fruit bowl grabbed some fruit and veggies and arranged them in a semi-pleasing manner and half an hour later I was finished with Look7in7 day two.

Look7in7: January, 1984

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Hey guys!! I (for some crazy reason) elected to participate in Create7in7. It’s a challenge for artists of all types (music, writing, and visual) to create seven original, complete pieces of art in seven days.
Now, I could go the easy way out and do some still life drawing/paintings that only take a couple of hours from start to finish, (I will probably do this Monday-Wednesday) but I really wanted to create pieces that I could add to my Toy/Imagination series of paintings.
To that end I decided to do another painting of ‘Peas in a pod.‘ (in colored pencil this time). I wanted it to be more colorful and creative (and larger, the original was just 8inx10in this one is 12inx16in) this time around so I threw in some symbolism. It took about 8 hours from start to finish. The peas could have used some more contrast, but for the most part, I really like how it turned out. Enjoy!