Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Expressive" -Sold

3"x3" Mixed media on itty bitty canvas

Okay, really, this is the last painting for the year. It's small, yes, and I actually finished the last two (this one and number 48) at the same time. This is the second time this has happened to me, but this time, I accepted it better. I didn't freak out trying to figure out which one was finished first... who would know anyway? Yes, only the Muse knows...

Gotta go... the ball drops in 3 hours!


"Two For Me" -Sold

3"x3" Mixed media on itty bitty canvas

Earlier this month, I believe Angela ask for two lumps of sugar in her coffee...
okay, I got a little carried away... these lumps are huge!!

Number 48...


"Coffee Break"

2"x3" Mixed media on itty bitty canvas

Just a little coffee break on New Year's Eve, getting ready for the transition from 2011 to 2012.

Okay, I'm ready, I've had my coffee.... bring on the champagne!

Counting down!!


"Coffee No Cookie"

3"x3" Mixed media on itty bitty canvas

It's an itty bitty for the series of 100 Coffee Cup paintings. I finished this little guy last night but had a blurry image and decided this one needed to go to sleep.

I've actually photographed this with my iPhone, yes, I just got an iPhone about two months ago. I actually really like the camera on this phone, it's like an 8 mega pixel quality. Just right for a blog photo!

Going into the archives of this blog, I think this little painting is number 46 of the series. Wow, last year at this time I had just finished 40 apple paintings. I'm just a little ahead of last years pace!

Hmmm.... can I get to fifty before tonight at midnight...... that would be four more, hmmmm.....

Oh, and the reason this painting has no cookie... I ate it for breakfast!


Friday, December 30, 2011

"Itty Bitty Yellow"

2"x3" Mixed media on itty bitty canvas

An itty bitty yellow cup... worked on a few of these today. A little something rather than nothing.

Hope to have a couple more tomorrow...


"Outa Square"

3"x3" Mixed media on itty bitty canvas

A good cup of coffee will almost always get you back on square.

After I finished this little painting I noticed that one of the itty bitty stretcher bars is shorter that the rest. Thus, "Outa Square" a perfect title for this itty bitty painting!

The mixed media portion of this painting is coffee (a little bit), ink, acrylic and oil paint that is really shiny!
Guess you would have to see that effect in person, it has a certain attraction of its own!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Morning Jolt"

22"x30" Mixed media on paper

Here it is, one big cup of coffee! Not an itty bitty or little painting, but a bigger painting although not huge, it is bigger.

Two more are on the easel and should be coming along soon hopefully, before the end of this year!

Mmm.... coffee....


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"Venti for You"

3"x2" mixed media on itty bitty canvas
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Venti is 20 ounces of coffee for you! Okay, so there is really just a splatter of coffee in, I mean on this cup!
The mixed media of this painting is coffee, acrylic and ink!
Whoo hoo!

Just waiting for the New Year to bring its self in!

A big cup painting tomorrow....


Monday, December 26, 2011

"Boxing Day Coffee"

2"x3" acrylic & ink on itty bitty canvas
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What a day! We've already put away the Christmas tree, I can't believe it! It feels like we just put it up!

Boxing Day for us today was boxing all the Christmas decorations and putting them away. At least we still have the wreath up outside and tomorrow night, it may have some snow on it! Oooo......

Happy Boxing Day!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

"Pajama Claus Up Close"

8"x6" oil on canvas panel
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Merry Christmas!! Ho, ho, ho! I just couldn't wait until Christmas day to post this Santa. I've had him painted since November, but that was too early. Now seems to be just right!

Happy happy Christmas! This includes Merry!

Ho, ho, ho!


Friday, December 23, 2011

"Parrot Head Cocktail" -Sold

3"x2" acrylic on an itty bitty canvas
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Well, it is late and it is time to celebrate the holiday's now isn't it?

The colors in this itty bitty just made me think of the Jimmy Buffet fans... Parrot Heads... it is all about the colors isn't it?

Happy, happy, holiday's!

Merry Christmas Eve Eve!


"A Small Splash"

3"x2" Acrylic on itty bitty canvas
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Good Morning! An itty bitty splash of coffee to get us all started!

Yesterday, I was so busy painting with the kids and painting with the adult-kid painters that by the time I made it home, I was too tired to post any coffee cups! It was a great day all in all, even the Colts had a good day with a last home game of the season win. Oh, and of course the IU basketball team won too! Indiana may be a little chilly and rainy, but that doesn't keep us from having fun!

More later!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Fill 'Er Up!"

3"x2" acrylic on an itty bitty canvas
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This is a full cup. We need a full cup this time of year, with all of the parties and late night shopping. And early morning shopping and gathering with friends and family... yes, we'll need a big full cup of coffee!

It may be small, but it's mighty!

Today, I worked on my paintings that are 1000 times larger than this one. I'm working on translating a smaller painting into a larger painting. I hope I can pull it off!

Talk with you tomorrow!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"One for You & One for Me" -Sold

2"x3" acrylic & ink on an itty bitty canvas
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Two more red cups to take to Bonnie's house for coffee. It's really cold up there so she said she would make hot  chocolate with marshmallows also. I think for Myra and others that don't really drink coffee. I guess they pass it up for the sweet taste of chocolate!

It's Christmas week, I hope everyone is doing splendid! I am..... I started three new paintings today. Coffee cups of course and they measure 22" by 30".... yes, it's 1000 times bigger than this one!!!

Page asked how I can paint so small.... well, smaller brushes and many canvases at once, to keep me busy.
On the flip side when painting bigger.... yes, larger brushes and many canvases at once, to keep me busy!

No, I'm not kidding! Remember this image? 
Nine six inch by six inch canvas panels

Have a great evening... Happy Hanukkah!


PS: Does any one know where Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada is located! Okay, I'll google it!

Monday, December 19, 2011

"Northern Exposure" -Sold

8"x6" Oil on canvas panel
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Let it snow! It is the season for snow, but the temperature reached 50 degrees here today! Just a little fair weather tease, I'm sure.

I finished four itty bitty's today. I was going to post one tonight, but I didn't get the images into my "dropbox" correctly this evening, so.... tomorrow, there's always tomorrow!

Happy Birthday to my sister Suzie today!!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Cup for the Road"

2"x3" acrylic on canvas (itty bitty)
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Oh, my day got away from me today! I went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and spent time in the library checking out a book I'm curious about. I got to the museum at 11AM when they opened but the library didn't open until 2PM! Oh, I couldn't just leave, so I wandered and wondered around the general exhibit. I think I may have accidentally gotten into one that you're suppose to pay for, but I didn't know until I tried another room and was asked for a ticket... oops! All good.

About 1PM I decided I better get to the studio and get a cup painted, but before I left the museum I decided to get the library hours so I could look at the book another time. I took out my camera phone and was photographing the hours that were posted on the glass door, when I had a couple people ask if they could help me. My guess is it had something to do with security, what do you think? Well, the best thing happened! The librarian let me in early and got the book for me to look at! Wow! I love that place. When I open the cover, inside was a sticker that said the book belongs to the Herron School of Art Library. Wow again, I went to art school at Herron and I loved that library so full of art books. I could spend hours there and at the time I could check out the books. Now the library is no longer there, but now I know where the books are! Even if I can't check them out of the library, at least I can still read and enjoy them! Life really is good.

Enjoy your coffee!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Three Different"

8"x6" oil on canvas panel
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Here we go three cups. Three different but yet, the same. I may tweak this one a little more too, I'm still looking at it... a few touches here and there....

It certainly does help to look at these as a photo, I get a little different perspective on life, I mean the cups!

Bonnie, here are three cups so far, I know we will need more. I'll see what I can find tomorrow!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Planning the Future" -Sold

8"x6" acrylic on paper mounted on canvas

Which cups shall I take to Bonnie's coffee gathering? I have an idea and I will bring several because we may have more than the expected number of participants!

This little painting is mostly acrylic, but I do have two little dabs of enamel from Mike Swolsky's work table that Leigh acquired for me. It is metallic copper I believe and I have a bit of Acrylic Artists Ink, but that is acrylic, but it is ink. Oh, there I go... thinking again! Yes, this is a mixed media piece no matter how small the mix!

Bonnie, the cups are coming, hope you have a huge coffee pot!


Monday, December 12, 2011

"The Journey Begins"

8"x6" acrylic on paper

We have the cups and Bonnie has the coffee pot. She lives in Canada so that's her house way up North in the distance with the snow. It is December!

We should be there in no time, we believe in the magic of the season!

There is an itty bitty coffee cup in this painting. I'm not sure if the painting is finished quite yet, but I wanted to give you a sneak preview!

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

"Red Returns"

6"x8" acrylic on canvas

A little red cup for now. Just to let you know I am  painting a little... I'll have more next week, I'll be home and I'll have paintings to share!

This is a cup with a big handle! Can you imagine if that handle was one of two big ears! Whew!

Have a great weekend!