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Monday, July 25, 2016

Wonderful Cat

 
Wonderful Cat, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board 
 
I came across this Felix the Cat Crayon Box  while engaged in my never ending search for vintage toys. The colors of the box and the pencils screamed out "Paint Me!" so I did. I don't know if any of the pencils are original to the box but I don't really care.

This Trompe  L'oeil shows a box of colored pencils manufactured by the American Lead Pencil Company. These were called School Crayon Boxes although these are obviously pencils. Felix the Cat is painting up a storm!

By the way, Felix is one old cat! He first appeared around 1919 and is still going strong!

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Drive



Sunday Drive, 30 x 40, oil on linen
 
Toys! I love them. This Sunday Drive of the future includes tin rocket ships, robots, a poster from Forbidden Planet and an alien landscape. The rocks are all from my yard.

This is another in my Flight series

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Foiled Again by K Henderson

Foiled Again, 40 x 30, oil on linen


What can I say? This is a painting of stacked cookies and their reflection.

I love those windmill cookies, don't you? Yum!

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Friday, July 22, 2016

It was Neither More Nor Less Than a Pig

It was Neither More Nor Less Than a Pig, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board
 The title comes from a line in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

The white porcelain was more of a challenge than I thought it would be. And the chocolate pig is living in my freezer. I don't have the heart to eat him after he put in such hard work as a model.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Baked Goods


 
Baked Goods, 24 x 30, oil on linen

I love this vintage Bakery box. I who doesn't love pastries?

It was hard to decide which kind of pastry to include since all pastry is wonderful. I decided on Berliners (bismarcks, jelly donuts, Pączki, what do you call them?) I also included a favorite knife and linen napkin.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

With a Cherry on Top

With a Cherry on Top, 10 x 8, oil on board

I wanted to create a fairly simple painting and so I chose another Chocolate Tart image. Who can resist chocolate with whipped cream and a cherry on top?

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Buck Rogers Crayon Ship


 
Buck Rogers Crayon Ship, 24 x 18, oil on cradled board

I enjoyed painting my Felix the Cat pencil box so much that I went looking for more pencil boxes. Buck Rogers Crayon Ship caught my eye because of the bright colors and, well, it's really cool!

I'll be creating another painting using this box because it has great graphics on the back, too. The 'chalk drawings' (yes, these are painted with oil paint) are also based on the graphics from this box.

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