What does a child do when her dad works at Dixon Pencil Co? She learns to do graphite drawings because dad brings home shiny yellow Ticonderoga Number 2 Soft pencils :-) I haven't done one in awhile but ran across a box of these pencils...probably the last ones dad got before he passed away in 1993. I treasure them and so, in his honor I drew "Grazing Thoroughbred" with a Ticonderoga Number 2 Soft pencil:
My latest painting is one I'm quite proud of. Its a spin off of my painting Mouse Picnic which sold a few years ago. That one featured red mushrooms under which two mice were having a picnic. This one features a tiny red mushroom mouse house. The yellow bike from Mouse Picnic leans against this tiny mushroom house as though waiting for the next midnight picnic. An enchanting piece that would do well in anyone's home, especially those who love whimsy. This one is on Ebay but will be switched to Daily Paintworks if it doesn't sell there:
ACEO's (Artist Cards Editions & Originals) was born on eBay over 15 years ago. Today thousands of the little paintings (3 1/2 X 2 1/2 inches) are listed and sold there every day. I choose to go back to eBay for Halloween and Christmas ACEO's and they are being well received.
I also list some of these on Daily Paintworks so you can bid on them from there as well.
ACEO's - a great way to see an artist's talent up close and not spend a whole lot of money. Start a collection of ACEO's today. Give them as holiday gifts. Slip them into holiday cards. I'm sure they will be well appreciated.
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I fell in love with this tiny animal. About 7 or 8 inches long, looking like a very cute fat rat with no tail. They live in colder climates which is why they have a thick fur coat. They eat wildflowers or whatever else they can find and now there are less and less of them due to global warming. This is one of the things we may no longer see in the future because we are not taking care of Mother Earth. Those profiting from dirtying the air and water...where will they live after this planet becomes unlivable?
I have this 6 X 6 inch acrylic painting on canvas panel up on Dailypaintworks. Sales on the site have gone down to nothing and I may soon have to leave. Please go and take a peek at Pika and other paintings of mine. They make good holiday gifts.
Nothing relieves stress as watching a couple of swans gliding along on a pond. That's what I was thinking as I snapped photos of a huge white swan swimming along just like that. He glided out and then he turned and stared at me....within a second he was swimming right toward me. I just kept snapping photos right up to the moment when he got out of the water....and with honking noises that weren't at all pretty came rushing right at me. I turned, ran and got in my car. What a beauty out on the water, but downright nasty on land!
This 4 X 12 inch acrylic on premium stretched canvas is up on daily paintworks now. Why not grab yourself a piece of stress relief that will also look great on your wall.
Summer is a time when people head to the beach and bask in the sun on weekends and vacations. They save up for those weekend outings and forget about us artists slaving away over our latest works....all for you. Please, check out our Daily Paintworks page and support artists. We need you!
My newest work will be on Daily Paintworks tomorrow, August 13, 2016, please take a look. I price my works so low how can you possibly resist them?