Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tale of Little Wren.

Once upon a time, there lived in a forest a Little Wren. 

The Little Wren grew hungry, and, seeing that it was boring to eat alone, flew off to find company.
He flew and flew, and came upon a Deer.
"Ms. White-Taile

d Deer, may I eat out with you?" Asked the Little Wren.
"Yes, you may join me, as that is exactly what I am doing now," Nodded the Deer.
"... But what is it that you are eating?" Asked the Little Wren and looked around in a confused manner.
"Grass," Answered the Deer sagely.
The Little Wren looked at the green stuff in abject terror and fled the scene.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

On painting.

Folks tend to self-medicate against problems, whether real or imagined. Some medicate with alcohol, some medicate with harder drugs, and I self-medicate with painting. This is why I tend to paint things that make me happy, rather than the traditional still lives/people/landscapes (SPLs). I paint critters. Big critters and small critters, some real, some imagined. The critters in my paintings interact with one another, and, for all purposes, lead their own little lives that span the width of the canvas or board. I also paint a lot of vegetative themes, for they are very meditative.

That is not to say that I do not appreciate SPLs when I see them in person, or that I do not respect folks who can execute them well. It is also not to say that I cannot paint them (I can, and have). It's just that the majority of SPLs do not bring a smile to my face. Critters do.

12x12 inches, acrylic on board in progress, part 1 out of 6.

"There once lived a Little Wren, and he was all alone..."

Monday, October 15, 2012

Finished paintings and Elrin quote

El: "I don't want to go to work.. you should come to work with me!"
Me: "But then I wouldn't be able to clean the house."
El: "We could hire a house-cleaner?"
Me: "Hm... nah. Too expensive."
El: "For the size of our place, it wouldn't be too much. Besides, it would save you two hours of cleaning and eight hours of whining about it."

(It wouldn't be as funny if it wasn't true.)

And secondly..
Moonfish (24x48 inches, acrylic on board)

Epic Hunt (~8x24 inches, acrylic on board)

Lastly, for personal amusement.. here's the earlier posted list of studies. The red X's have been sold/traded off the weekend before last. :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Autumn

Moonfish is 28 hours and 42 minutes in, and, after coming in and looking at it for way too long this morning, 've decided to paint something entirely for myself. The topic was cutesey animals, since the set of Faerie Frogs actually sold this weekend. (Among other things. We had a spontaneous 12-artist show at a local pottery place; everyone ended up selling one or more things, and much trading was done.)

Therefore.. lo and behold. Happy Autumn! (Watercolor and ink, 10x13ish)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Underpainting for this one's in progress.. 24x48 inches, acrylic on board.
15 hours in.