Thursday, February 28, 2013

Face 29 Bar monster Feb 28, 2013

For Face 29 I wanted to experiment a bit and create a creature.  I came up with a yellow fuzzy 4 armed creature sitting at the bar..  Larry.   3 arms hold his drinks and one for his burger. I think he's ready to pass out!

Happy I did it.. 29 Faces in 28 days! Woot!  Definitely participating in the next go around!  Lots of fun and I've even got some pet commissions from the challenge.  :)

4x4x3/4" acrylic on canvas
sides painted black
ready to display

Etsy listing here:

Face 28 in 29 Faces Challenge. Bar lady Feb 28, 2013

28th Face..  (need name suggestions).   I had fun with her.. burnt down cigarette, wine, bleached hair lots of dark roots, blue smeared makeup.  LOL..  She was fun!

I think she may be my bar frog paintings date! :)

acrylic on canvas
sides painted black
Etsy listing here:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Face 27. Fairy Feb 27,2013

Face 27.. I decided to try my first fairy by adding some wings to her back.  Again loving painting the pink hair!  Isn't she pretty?

2 faces left! :)

Etsy listing here:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Face 25.. Funny portrait. Feb 25, 2013

For the 25th face.. I wanted to have some fun.    I giggled while painting her .. one eye bigger than the other.. hairy mole..  I was painting her trying to figure out what she'd be wearing when a friend suggested I don't give her any clothes..  Maybe I should have because she doesn't know how to use a razor..  I guess she just likes the natural look?      hehe ;D     Something about her.. she looks up to something.. I don't think I'd trust her.

Acrylic on canvas
sides painted black
Etsy listing here:

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Face 24.. 50 Shades of Moo: Old Bossy Feb 24,2013

Face 24 was a fun one..    I originally thought i'd just paint a cow portrait when my husband suggested I make the cow up and an art friend suggested adding glasses..  I put in the book and then asked for suggestions for a book title and she said "50 Shades of Moo".. Now I read the 50 shades book too.. so thought her suggestion was great! Thank you Vicky Knowles!..  Notice the cow bell on the book cover..

I'm going to have to paint more fun ones like this!  I enjoyed it so much!

50 Shades of Moo: Old Bossy
4x4x3/4" acrylic on canvas
sides painted black
ready to display
Etsy listing here:

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Face 23 Maine coon cat portrait Feb 23, 2013

Face 23 is my Maine coon mix cat, Simon.  I adopted him and his brother in 2009. I love this laid back breed. Simon is one cool cat.  He's always at the pantry begging for treats and will roll on his back to have his belly rubbed just like a dog! LOL... He's great!

4x4x3/4" acrylic on canvas
sides painted black
Etsy listing here:

Friday, February 22, 2013

Face 22.. Ace- Yellow Lab portrait Feb 22, 2013

Face 22 is a portrait of Ace a yellow lab owned by a friend.   I loved this pose and the big lab smile! :D I added his name on the name tag.

Acrylic on canvas
sides painted black

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Face 21 Jack Russell Terrier, Eddie Portrait Feb, 21, 2013

Face 21..  Meet Eddie. Eddie is was adopted by his owner from National Mill dog rescue.  Lynde uploaded a bunch of pics for me to choose from to paint and i picked the reference to use with this giant smile on his face.  Ok many of the pics he had that smile but I loved that pic.  I painted him and added his name to his bone dog tag and there he is.  Look at that face!  What a happy dog!

Acrylic on canvas
sides painted black.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Face 20.. Pheasant painting Feb 20,2013

Face 20.. a friend of mine sent me a pic of her pheasant, Rocky to paint for the faces challenge.  Thank you Michelle for letting me paint your pretty bird!   I love the colors on this guy.  I guess I wasn't familiar with pheasants and realize how pretty they are.  Wow!

4x4x3/4" acrylic on canvas
sides painted black
ready to display

Etsy listing here:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Face 19.. Mr. Comb over.. Feb 19, 2013

Face 19..  I decided to have a little fun and paint a real character.  Notice the one hair swirled on top?  The stench radiating behind? crumbs in his beard..  Ladies.. may need to clean him up before bringing him home to mom and dad!

Acrylic on canvas
varnished sides painted black.. perfect addition for you creepy guy collection of paintings. :D

Etsy listing here:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Face 18 Cat portrait Feb 18, 2013

For face 18 I painted my new kitten Sergio.  We got him in December and he's such a sweet boy.  Has transitioned into the family very well.

Etsy listing here:

4"x4"x3/4" canvas
sides painted black

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Face #17 "Bubba" a dog portrait. Feb 17,2013

For face #17 I painted from a friends photo she had on Facebook of her new puppy, "Bubba".. Isn't he a doll??   He was fun to paint with that shiny coat he had.

painted on a 4"x4"x3/4" canvas with acrylics

Ready to display with sides painted black.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Face 16 Feb 16, 2013 Pig painting

The 16th painting I asked an artist friend if I could use one of her photos to reference and paint her cute new pig, Wilbur!  He's soooo cute! Love this guy!  What a fun face to paint!

13 faces to go! :D

4x4x3/4" acrylic on Canvas
ready to display
Etsy listing here:

Friday, February 15, 2013

15th Face.. Feb 15,2013

15th face I wanted to try a girl with lavender hair.   Kind of thinking Kelly Osborne hair.  I really love Kelly Osborne's hair. She wears lavender well!   So pretty!

Anyway.. loving this face challenge!  14 faces to go!

Etsy listing here:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Day 14.. Feb 14, 2013 Collie portrait

My 14th face is my white sable collie, Gator.  He's about a year and half old and still has the puppy in him..   I'm always saying "Drop it, Gator" "Don't eat that Gator"  LOL.. but he has personality galore and quite the love.   He and my other collie, Gumbo are best friends.  I love watching them run and play together. What sweeties!

painted on 4x4x3/4" acrylic on canvas
sides painted black

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Face #13 collie portrait, Feb 13, 2013

For the 13th face I finally painted my blue merle collie, Gumbo.  I also do some photography and he's one of my favorite subjects to photograph.  He's so beautiful.  I've wanted to paint him for a while and finally did!

Here's Gumbo

4"x4"x3/4" Acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Face #12 Feb 12, 2013

For Face #12.. I wanted to experiment with a fun hair color and starting with my favorite color PINK! I  just love the color pink.. and love this pink bubble gum color hair she has and her beautiful pony tail.  Very pleased with how she turned out and painted her profile view so I could showcase her pretty hair.

She's listed on Etsy here:

4"x4"x3/4" Acrylic on Canvas and varnished
sides painted black and ready to display

Monday, February 11, 2013

Face 11, Feb 11, 2013

My 11th face in the 29 Faces challenge.  

I think she looks like she's saying.. "Oh no you didn't?"  ;D

I like how she turned out.. 18 faces to go!

4"x4"x3/4" acrylic on canvas

Etsy listing here:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

10th Face.. Sprinkles the Rooster. Feb 10, 2013

The 10th face in the 29 Faces Challenge is my rooster, Sprinkles.

He's a black copper maran rooster .. really pretty but not so nice.  He runs at me when I walk near the run to check for eggs.   He forgets I saved his life this summer when he was near death.  Talk about ungrateful.  He recovered with a vengeance and I think i created a Super rooster!

Anyway, Meet Sprinkles.  He is sure fun to paint.

4"x4" 3/4" acrylic on Canvas

Etsy listing here:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Face 9, Feb 9th, 2013

For face 9 in the 29 Faces challenge. I painted my bantam silkie hen, Blindey.  No she's not blind but as a chick you couldn't see her eyes so my boys named her Blindey.  At first I didn't like the name but now I'd say it's one of my favorites we named our chickens.  Currently i have 12 hens and 1 rooster.  I do really enjoy painting chickens and have painted my rooster a few times.. In fact he's my next portrait.  I'd like to paint the rest of my pets too.  Really enjoying this painting and it's helping me get my painting groove back.  Yay!  I was in a slump too long but now am feeling so excited to be back to it.

anywho..  Here's Blindey.

Painted on 4"x4"x3/4" acrylic on Canvas.

Listed on Etsy here:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Face 8, Feb 8th, 2013

For the 8th face in the 29 Faces Challenge.  I decided to paint a portrait of my cat, Milton.  I took this photo with my cell phone and thought it was a purrfect photo to paint from.   Milton is a maine coone mix with tuxedo.  Very sweet.. I adopted him in 2009 from a rescue group with his brother Simon.  

I really enjoyed seeing Milton come to life in this painting!

Acrylic painted on Canvas
sides painted black

Listing here:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Face #7 Feb 7th 2013

Face #7..

I wanted to try and paint black hair this time and add a little expression.  Painting black hair isn't easy but I am working to improve.  This is so different for me it's the charge I think I needed as I was in a major painting slump in 2012.. really even the year before that when my husband deployed to Iraq..   2013 I plan to really churn out painting and this challenge is helping me start with a bang! :)

So here's my girl..  Taking suggestions on names.. here or on my FB art page.. anywhere.  Usually deciding the next day on a name since she can't be nameless too long!

Ok.. here's my attitude girl

4"x4"x3/4" on canvas
sides painted black

Etsy listing here:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Face #6 February 6th, 2013

Face #6,,,  I thought I'd do a girl with a high ponytail and blonde hair. I'm having fun experimenting with the eyes and I particularly love how her eyes turned out.

I need name suggestions again..

She's painted on 4x4x3/4" canvas.   I really like this size. I bought some mini easels (you can find them at Michaels) and put them on that as I do them and they look really cute! I'll have to get a pic of one on a mini easel.

I listed her on Etsy here:

Sides painted black

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Face #5 Taylor Feb 5, 2013

My 5th Face is a red head.   I picked the name Taylor since a friend suggested if I paint a red head to name her Taylor.. so Taylor it is.

I really like her and having so much fun!!

24 Faces to go!!! :D

Listed on Etsy here: