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Friday, August 28, 2015

Wings Like a Dove


Wings Like a Dove,  oil on board , 9″ x 12″

The painting is light reflecting through a transparent glass dove. It is surrounded by colored marbles.   I loved painting the light on the glass and the reflections on the surface

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Last of the Mohicans

 
Last of the Mohicans, oil on board , 9″ x 12″

The vintage American Indian ceramic figurines are shown with several antique books.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In the Wind


In The Wind, oil on cradled board, 20 x 16

This is a Trompe L'oeil painting. Trompe-l'œil (French for "deceive the eye", pronounced [tʁɔ̃p lœj]) is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.

The 'frame', (not a real frame but painted onto the board) encircles a photo of an early aviatrix, an airmail envelope, parts from aviation games and more.

This painting will be included in the Traveling the West art show in Dallas later this year. More info to come about this show. Stay tuned.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Summerfall

 
Summerfall, 36" x 30", oil on canvas

Summerfall is another of my contemporary realism oil paintings featuring my vintage toys and ceramics. The main figure is the Indian Princess marionette, Winterspring Summerfall, from the Howdy Doody television show. Also included is a vintage scarf, a chalk figure (the kind you used to be able to win at carnivals) and a mule from an 1800’s mechanical toy.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Batman Puzzle

 
Batman Puzzle, 30 x 36, oil on linen
 
Basic puzzle:  pieces are intended to be put together in a logical way in order to come up with the desired solution.

British engraver and mapmaker, John Spilsbury, created the first jigsaw puzzle in 1700 when he mounted a map on a sheet of wood which he then sawed around each individual country.  Spilsbury used his product to aid in teaching geography.

My Batman Puzzle was manufactured by Milton Bradley in 1966.

The Batman Cookies (also a puzzle since they are pieces put together in a logical way) were baked by me last week.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Licorice Allsorts




Licorice Allsorts, oil on cradled board, 16 x 20 

I love licorice! Any kind, any where, any time. Allsorts is my favorite. Not only is it tasty but it's also beautiful. It's truly Eye Candy.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Dentist

 
The Dentist, oil on board, 10 x 8

Welcome to my Vintage Card Game Series of paintings. These are small, fun trompe l'oeil oil paintings of  cards from vintage games.

My first offering is The Dentist from the 1938 game 'Who is the Thief'.

Note: No vintage card was harmed in the making of this painting. I scan my cards and print them on card stock. I them take the print and rip, smudge, stomp and tape to give them the Character that I want.
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