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Friday, June 24, 2011

Fawn Painting

Paint Party 15 is here and I have two paintings to show you. 
This first one is an aceo called 'Bunny Lovin'.  I seem to be doing a lot of bunny aceo paintings for some fact, since my daughter adopted a house rabbit, Moe.  He is so cute and litter trained too!  He has never piddled anywhere except his litter box.  What a good little bunny.

This second painting is the one that has captured my heart.  It's a 16x20 oil painting that I call 'Innocence'
This painting is of  Buddy the deer, an orphaned fawn that Duncan and LuAnn McCannel of Rice Lake, Wisconsin saved.  The McCannels were kind enough to give me permission to paint from one of their photo's that they have on Buddy's Fan page.  Yes, Buddy has a fan page and he now has 692 fans.

The story of Buddy is heart warming and endearing with a sad ending.  Basically, the orphaned fawn followed the McCannels' dogs home and once they realized the fawn was indeed orphaned, they did what most of us humans would have done and cared for the little guy themselves.  Buddy loved pontoon rides and if they tried to go pontooning without him, Buddy would just swim out to them.  He touched many peoples lives and hearts, and I have to tell you that while I was painting his adorable face tears came to my eyes quite a few times.  Buddy's life unfortunately and wrongfully ended, in my opinion by the DNR shooting him because of complaints of some neighbors.  Many people are up in arms about this tragic ending.  Buddy's memory will never die.  This is where you can read the whole story and Here.  
Oh, how did I find out about this story?  WCCO News.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Paint Party Friday #14

Guess what?  It's Friday!  That means it's time for Paint Party Friday - yah!
I want to show you the little aceo I created this week called Mary and Her Lamb.
It serves two purposes.  For PPF, of course, and for the DAWG monthly challenge, and this month it is Nursery Rhymes.
I had this idea in my head right away, but it took some time before I finally sat down to sketch it out.  Then it took me a couple more days to get out the colored pencils and create it.  It's for sale in my etsy shop, in case you or someone you know may be interested.

This is my before and after shots of another yard ornament I spruced up.  I thought the colors were pretty faded so I got busy and turned the little fat birds into black capped chickadees and brightened up those dull pink flowers and the green grasses.

This is of course, the after shot.  It really stands out now instead of blends in.
Hope you all have a glorious weekend.  Don't forget to check out the other wonderful paintings on PPF!
Happy PPF!
Hugs~  Brenda

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Featuring Diane Clancy

When I think of bubbles, I think of Diane Clancy.  Diane Clancy is a brilliant Digital artist who creates such wonderful artwork, and her Bubblescapes happen to be my favorite!  That's right, I said Bubblescapes!  You've all heard of landscapes and seascapes, well these are Bubblescapes and they are fabulous!
Here are some products from her shop:

Aren't they cool?

Diane also creates these adorable fanciful pet portraits!

You can't forget Diane's goddess images, they are so uniquely Diane!
Conundrum I Magnet - Rainbow Face magnet
Conundrum I Magnet - Rainbow Face by dianeclancyart
Browse Rainbow Magnets

So be sure to visit her zazzle shop, and believe me when I say she's just getting started!
Wishing you a fabulous day!
hugs ~Brenda

Friday, June 3, 2011

Paint Party Friday 12

Friday, June 03, 2011

Paint Party Friday 12

 It's Paint Party Friday and I've been painting all week.  Simply Swans is an 8x10 that I've been working on for months.  Finally last weekend I changed the coloring of the swans and I like it much better.  I still haven't decided if it's done or not.  I am thinking of adding a few more highlights and shadows to the swans and possibly the water.  What do you think?

 This is a rock I did several years ago and it had become all faded, so I gave it a facelift.

 I got this beautiful cardinal planter from my sister for my birthday a couple of years ago and it had really faded also.  The male cardinal was a yellow red and the flowers blended in.  I might do some of the grass, I'm not sure.
This little froggy rock got a face lift too.  He was lookin' kinda sad.

As you can probably see I had a blast with my craft acrylics, it's the kind of paint I used when I first started painting.
I hope you can find some time to hop on over to the Host Blog of Paint Party Friday and check out the other entries.  You will find some awesome artwork!
Have a wonderful weekend.