Love Weekend!

In lieu of an art post today, I’ll give you  some gospel! Although there are hundreds to choose from, my two favorites scriptures on love are:

John 3:16 (Obviously):

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

And John 15:13:

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

So there you go, go forth and show some luuuurve not just this weekend but all the time!

 

Maddi & Maci

#166 15 Maci & Maddi 16 x 20 21.1  Acrylics

I don’t want my children to be what I want them to be. I want them to be everything God created them to be-Jon gordon

Since I am childless (and therefore rendered a moot and terrible person according to society), I live vicariously through my nieces, nephew, and my friends’ kids. I painted these pieces for my friend Brandi and her two daughters. All she said is “I want something for the girls’ room, anything with zebra prints, lime green, and hot pink”. This was what I came up with!

#166 15 Maci & Maddi 16 x 20 21.1  Acrylics

If you’re interested in getting a name wall hanging done for your kids and other kids you know, let me know! Email me or message me on Etsy! Have a good one!

Whale Carrier

#165 15 Whale Carrier 14 x 17 5.1 Watercolors

There is no folly of beasts of the Earth which is not outdone by the madness of men-Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Here’s a little piece involving a whale. Although they sometimes freak me out thinking about their massive size, I love whales! Pus I really need to read Moby Dick!

#165 15 Whale Carrier 14 x 17 5.1 Watercolors

Happy trails everyone!

Troy And Abby

The average dog has one request to all humankind, love me-Helen Exley

Ok so hello all! I’m back with more adventures…well art pictures and the adventures I had while creating them! So let’s get to it! Here are a couple of dogs I did for my cousin’s friend in December 2014. They are Troy and Abby…I think Troy is on the right and Abby on the left…I think. Yes its another pet portrait and its seems they are becoming my bread and butter which I do not mind at all! I love animals and I love the reactions of the owners when they see their fur babies in art form! So here is Troy and Abby’s creation journey!

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Troy And Abby 16 in x 20 in Oils 2014

I think at the time, this was one of my favorite portraits I had done. When my cousin gave it to the owner, she said she cried because she loved it, so that they made me feel good. I love when art had reactions like that and knowing I did it makes me feel all fuzzy. Sp anyhoodles, if you’re interested in getting your pup or kitten or whatever kind of pet you have oil painted, drop me a line at my Etsy shop! Its kind of blank at the moment but that is a New Year’s project I have to work on!

Bekah’s Kids

#163 15 Bekah's Kids 11 x 15 Oils on Luan

Children do not care how much you know until they know how much you care-Teddy Roosevelt

Hey hey hey! So I’m back and if you’re actually wondering about why your weekly dose of random arty bloggyness was M.I.A. these past weeks, two words: kidney stone. As in my dad has had a bad kidney stone and you may be saying “well how did that affect your blogging?” well what a good question! We were all suffering with him this time cos it was a big’un! 2 Er trips, like a zillion urologist visits in the past 3 weeks, 3 xrays, 2 procedures, finally culminated yesterday with the stent being removed, ordeal done! So I’m back and Halloween is over, very sad cos it was a fun one this year! I learned don’t try to do professional Bride Of Frankenstein makeup in 30 minutes or less. It didn’t come out like I wanted at all and I was just plain moody on the way to our festivities. But oh well, I ate chili, had fun, and went on a hay ride, then went to the movies in full makeup…so yeah that was awkward. Anyway, blog ho!

This week’s selection’s is courtesy of my friend’s request for me to paint her kids…because I do pet portraits. She said can you paint my pets er kids? So of course I told her yes. I will do anything for money…artwise! So here is the journey of Bekah’s Kids:

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At about this time, I was having daily meltdowns working on these kids.

IMG_20141025_203053IMG_20141027_201523-1IMG_20141103_174228-1Here is the final results of Bekah’s Kid:

#163 15 Bekah's Kids 11 x 15 Oils on Luan

Bekah’s Kids 9 in x 12 in Oils 2014

My friend Bekah, their mom, absolutely loved it but I did struggle slightly…well more than slightly ha ha. But her reaction to it made me feel good because these are her babies but let’s just say I’m more comfortable working with pets! If you’re interested in getting your own pet portrait, email me at Drcatz27@gmail.com! I’ve gotta jet and enjoy this 85 degree November weather we’re having here in Georgia. Have a great weekend!

Baby The Cow

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The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk-Ogden Nash

Hello Fall! Well its south Georgia, so that means we won’t be seeing a real fall til about mid to late November probably, yeah. But it is officially Fall and I already miss Summer! Although according to the internet, I am a female so I should screaming with delight at the thought of pumpkin, crafts, lattes, hoodies, leaves, and chili…and I believe I will as soon as the fall spirit hits me! Ok enough of this seasonal talk, let’s get to the art!

About this time last year, I was working on this piece about Baby the Cow. A girl I went to school with commissioned a pet portrait of her cow, Baby. Never done a cow before but hey, I’ll do anything for money…artwise! Goodness I need to start re-phrasing that. So here’s baby’s journey:

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IMG_20140920_160822Baby The Cow 9 in x 12 in Oils 2014

So hello Baby! All righty I’m audi and I need to get my behind back to work. I have a new project to start today and I new client to start working with, very excited! Also I had a root canal on Tuesday. It wasn’t terrible but definitely not something I want to have done again! Free lesson, take care of your pearly whites!! Also if you’re interested in a pet portrait, visit my Etsy shop and I will work out a special commission for you!

Found this on Google and had to share, have a fun fall weekend!

Mack

#161 15 Mack 9 x 12 Oils On Canvas
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself-Josh Billings
Howdy y’all!…Nope I was born and raised Southern all my life and it still doesn’t roll naturally off my tongue, no idea why! But let’s quite pondering the mystery of my accent and get to the art! This is part two from last week’s post Pipa. Basically same story, painted a picture of my cousin’s wife other dog, Mack. Which incidentally this week I’ve finished a portrait of her third dog, Patches. Details of that will be in an upcoming post, see now you have to keep reading for the exciting conclusion to this trilogy! Anyways, here’s Mack’s story:
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IMG_20140807_162757And here is the final result for Mr. Mack:
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Mack 9 in x 12 in Oils 2014
So here’s the sequel to Pipa, her brother Mack! And remember if you like these, or you know someone who luuuurves their pet so much they want them immortalized in oils, check out my Etsy shop for details on how to get one! All righty, I’m out have a good weekend you all, not y’all! ;)