October 23, 2013

I Love My Kitty

I Love My Kitty
Original ACEO art
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Colored pencil & watercolor
Artists Sketchbook paper mounted to illustration board
Date of work: October 2013
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A little girl in a blue dress holds her kitten tenderly while posing in front of a fantasy floral background.

October 21, 2013

Halloween Pumpkin Kitten

“Halloween Pumpkin Kitten”
Original 3⅛”X5¼” painting
Colored pencil and watercolor
Smooth artists drawing paper
5”X7” single black matt with foam core backer included
October 2013
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This little gray kitten is taking a walk in the garden but all the time he is haunted by the feeling that someone is watching him............It must be “The Great Pumpkin”.

The total paper size of this painting is approximately 3⅛”X5¼”
The opening in the matt is 3”X5”.
The outside of the matt is 5”X7”
It is ready for a 5”X7”frame.

October 3, 2013

Acorn Hiding Place

Acorn Hiding Place
Bunny, Squirrel & Acorns
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Colored pencil & acrylic paint
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of work: September 2013
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Sara Squirrel was very worried when the bunny rabbit had first discovered her acorn hiding place.  But soon the bunny and the squirrel became best of friends and together they made a pack to not tell anyone else. After that Sara was satisfied that her acorns were safe for the winter and was also pleased that she had made a new friend to help her watch out for an acorn stealer .

September 27, 2013

Two Bunnies

“Two Bunnies”
Small format painting – 6”X6”
Artist’s acrylic paint
Hardboard panel -⅛" thick
Finished with acrylic varnish
September 2013
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Autumn is coming and juicy things for rabbits to eat are getting hard to find. However, Little Brown bunny and his friend Lady Gray have found a delicious treat to munch on just at the very edge of the meadow.

September 2, 2013

The Golden Butterfly

The Golden Butterfly
Two floppy-eared bunnies
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor & colored pencil
Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper
Date of work: August 2013
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Floppy Baby Bunny is taken by her Grandmother Bunny to the enchanted garden to meet the tiny golden butterfly and perhaps to hear the great wisdom that comes from no other source. It is a golden afternoon that she will never forget.

August 29, 2013

The Friendship Gift

“The Friendship Gift”
Squirrel, Owl and Acorns
Small format watercolor & colored pencil painting - 5⅛"X7½”
Artist’s sketch book (Moleskin) - heavy weight paper - 90lb
Finished with acrylic varnish
Paper size – 5⅛”X7½”
Opening in matt – 5”X7”
August 2013
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Sammy Squirrel brings a few of his prize acorns as a gift for his new friend.  Even though Baby Owl doesn’t know what to do with them, he knows it is an honor to accept the gift.  Now he must think of a return gift for Sammy.

August 14, 2013

Kitten Discovers a Higher Power

 Kitten Discovers a Higher Power
Persian cat, bee & flowers
Original 4”X6” painting
Watercolor, pastel pencil & acrylic paint
Created on Stonehenge paper
Date of work: August 2013
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One lovely summer’s morning this curious kitten discovers a flying creature making an interesting buzzing noise high above her head.  In amazement she wonders at the insect’s flying abilities.


July 31, 2013

The Bunny Rabbit Meeting

Bunny Rabbit Meeting
Original 4”X6” painting
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Created on Stonehenge paper mounted to a Canson 140lb watercolor post card
Date of work: July 2013
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Welcome to the Tuesday afternoon meeting of the Clover Meadow Bunny Rabbit Association.  The meeting is going well.  It has been reported that the clover is growing abundantly due to lots of rain this season and there seems to be a smaller population of foxes and dogs reported visiting the meadow.  So life has been good for all so far this year.

July 22, 2013

Bunny Mouse Ladybug Transport

 Bunny Mouse Ladybug Transport
Original Small Format Painting
Colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
Created on tinted Stonehenge paper
Mounted to Canson tinted paper
Painting size: 4”X5⅛”
Overall backer size: 4¾”X6”
Date of work: July 2013
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Jessica Jack Rabbit feels so fortunate to have such strong legs that give her the ability to help her friends.  She is happy to transport her four ladybug friends and her best friend Marcy Mouse all stacked up on top of her head.  Together they will make it safely and quickly across the meadow.  And when they get to the other side they will enjoy a nice lunch all happily munching on the fresh foliage still moist from last night’s rain.

July 11, 2013

Floppy-Eared Bunny & Ladybug Fantasy

Floppy-Eared Bunny & Ladybug Fantasy
A decorative rosemaling painted fantasy
Original Small Format Painting
Colored pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint
Created on a 3½x 5½” piece of bristol board
Mounted to a 4”X6” piece of Canson tinted artist paper
Overall size: 4X6”
Date of work: June 2013
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In the rosemaling fantasy garden a little floppy-eared bunny has a magnificent dream of friendly ladybugs that tell him exciting stories about a fairy princess bunny in an enchanted land far away.

July 10, 2013

Hello Deer and Blue Bird

 Hello Deer and Blue Bird
Original Small Format Painting
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Arches 140lb watercolor paper
Paper size: 3½” X 5¾”
Outside of matt: 5”X7”
Opening in matt: 3⅜”X5⅜"
Date of work: July 2013
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Greetings from a forest deer and his blue bird friend:
From my dinning room window I can often times see deer walking in the forest and I wonder about them. Can they see me looking at them through the window? Do they have blue bird friends? Would they like to exchange greetings? Etc.

July 8, 2013

May Flower Mouse

May Flower Mouse
Original Small Format Painting
Colored pencil & acrylic paint
Created on 2ply bristol board mounted
To a Canson 140lb watercolor post card
Overall size: 4X6”
Date of work: June 2013
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April showers bring May flowers and they are brought to you by the delivery mouse, Marvin.
I have revised this painting since I first listed it in April of 2013.

Note:  I had first listed this painting in April 2013. Then as I was re-listing it, I noticed some things about it that I wanted to do differently.  So I reworked it by changing some things and adding a few more details. Then for strength, I glued it to a Canson 140lb watercolor post card and re-painted the boarder.  Now I’m listing this revised painting for sale again.

June 28, 2013

Under the Poppies - relisted

Under the Poppies
Mouse & Ladybug
Original Small Format Painting
Colored pencil & acrylic paint
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Paper size: 3½” X 5¾”
Outside of matt: 5”X7”
Opening in matt: 3”X5”
Date of work: April 2013
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Relaxing on a warm spring day upon the comfortable leaf of the wild poppy plant, this little mouse has a lovely conversation with a very friendly ladybug.

Owl Lessons

Owl Lessons
Original Small Format Painting
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Stonehenge heavy weight paper
Paper size: 3⅛” X 5⅛”
Outside of matt: 5”X7”
Opening in matt: 3”X5”
Date of work: June 2013
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A loving mother owl teaches her son the things he needs to know about being an owl.

June 26, 2013

Summer Nap

Summer Nap
Bunny & Mouse
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper
Date of work: June 2013
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At the edge of the pavement under the limited shade of the grass, the lop-eared bunny and his little mouse pal take an afternoon nap together.  They take turns watching out for danger.

June 20, 2013

Bunny Decorating Mice

Bunny Decorating Mice
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Moleskin heavy weight sketch paper
Date of work: June 2013
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It is summer time and there are no Christmas trees to decorate, no snow to make snowmen out of, no pumpkins to make Jack-O-Lanterns out of and this situation is very boring for the three decorating mice.  So they decided the only thing to do was to decorate a bunny instead.  They found some discarded material and made a very fine shall, then they created some bunny jewelry for Betsy Bunny who was very happy with the new look and intends to wear it the next time she goes into town.

note:
Sometimes the doodles in my sketchbook come out interesting. I had started this one in my sketch book and liked it just the way it was, so I cut in out in aceo size finished it and wrote the little story above for the listing.

June 19, 2013

Bunny Gossip

Bunny Gossip
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper
Date of work: June 2013
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I wonder what those bunnies whisper to each other about when they think we are not watching?

June 2, 2013

Bunny & Caterpillar

Bunny & Caterpillar
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Arches 300lb hot press watercolor paper
Date of work: May 2013
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This little black and white bunny has discovered a friendly green caterpillar on a pink flower and together they have a very lovely conversation in the garden.

May 26, 2013

Women with a Bunny

Woman with a Bunny
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper
Date of work: May 2013
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While browsing through my art books I came across a particular work by Jan Vermeer.
Something about the woman’s face and the way she was holding a book inspired me to
create this little aceo painting.  I wasn’t trying to duplicate the Vermeer painting of this woman. 
Instead I just wanted to capture her essence and (or course) give her a pet bunny to hold.

May 24, 2013

Brunch in the Meadow

Brunch in the Meadow
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of work: May 2013
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Betsy Bunny and Mary Mouse share a flower in the late morning light of the meadow.

May 21, 2013

Blue Bunny meets Pink Bunny

Blue Bunny meets Pink Bunny
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of work: May 2013
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Blue Bunny meets his cousin, Pink Bunny, over a nice lunch in the spring flower garden. They exchange all the new gossip and enjoy each others stories of their families’ adventures. All in all it was a very lovely afternoon.

May 18, 2013

Secrets of the Yellow Butterfly





Secrets of the Yellow Butterfly
Butterfly, Bunny & mouse
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of work: May 2013
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The yellow butterfly knows things no one else can imagine.  He is always happy to tell you everything.  All you have to do is to sit still and very quietly under the pink flowers in the garden and listen for his voice and soon you will know his secrets.

May 17, 2013

Inside/Outside - "All in our Places"





Inside / Outside – “All in Our Places”
Cat, blue bird, three house mice & one field mouse
Original small format painting - SFA
4”X 6” colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
On smooth grid paper mounted to tan colored Canson drawing paper
Date of work:  May 2013
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Here we are
We are all in our places
With bright shinny faces
Ready to start a new day
Inside or Outside

I love grid paper and often doodle on it.
Sometimes I do something that I like and want to share.

May 16, 2013

Bunny & Ladybug Floral





Bunny & Ladybug Floral
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of work: May 2013
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It is surprising how many new and interesting friends one little brown bunny can make while strolling in the garden.

April 30, 2013

"Under the Poppies"

Under the Poppies
Mouse & Ladybug
Original Small Format Painting
Colored pencil & acrylic paint
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Paper size: 3½” X 5¾”
Outside of matt: 5”X7”
Opening in matt: 3”X5”
Date of work: April 2013

Relaxing on a warm spring day upon the comfortable leaf of the wild poppy plant, this little mouse has a lovely conversation with a very friendly ladybug.

April 19, 2013

Playing in the Grass

 Playing in the Grass
Cat & Mouse
Original Small Format Painting
Acrylic paint
Strathmore 100% cotton rag paper
Paper size: 3½” X 5½”
Outside of matt: 5”X7”
Opening in matt: 3”X5”
Date of work: April 2013

Both the cat and the mouse were startled when they were interrupted from their play in the grass.


April 17, 2013

Spring Tranquility Bunny

Spring Tranquility Bunny
Original Small Format Painting
Acrylic paint
Strathmore 100% cotton rag paper
Paper size: 5.4” X 7.4”
Outside of matt: 8”X10”
Opening in matt: 5”X7”
Date of work: April 2013
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As the beginning of spring deepens, pink flowers make their appearance in the ever greening meadow while a bunny reposes in the tranquility of this miraculous season.

April 9, 2013

"Watched from Below"

“Watched from Below”
Cat & Titmouse Bird
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, pastel pencil & acrylic
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of work: April 2013
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Timmy Titmouse had an uncomfortable feeling that he was being watched so he looked down and realized the young cat had discovered his location from below.  He decided that he would move up to a higher spot on the branch and wait until the kitten had lost interest before he returned to the feeders.

April 8, 2013

Spring Mouse 2013





Spring Mouse 2013
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of work: April 2013
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Accompanying the arrival of the new spring flowers are the new spring mice.  This little mouse is very shy and tries to hide behind the foliage.


April 3, 2013

"Spring Song 2013"

Spring Song 2013
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, pastel pencil & acrylic
Stonehenge 90lb paper
Date of work: April 2013
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It’s time to celebrate the miracle of spring!

April 2, 2013

Baby Duck Yellow & Spring Green

Baby Duck Yellow & Spring Green
Original Small Format Painting
Acrylic paint on 90lb heavy weight paper
Prepared with black gesso before painting
Paper size: 5½ X 7¼”
Outside of matt: 8”X10”
Opening in matt: 5”X7”
Date of work: April 2013
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These little baby ducks show great courage as they enter the water for the first time, while their mother watches protectively.

March 27, 2013

Bunnies in the Mist

Bunnies in the Mist
Original Small Format Painting
Colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
Support:  Arches 140lb watercolor paper
Paper size: 5⅛ X 7⅛”
Outside of matt: 8”X10”
Opening in matt: 5”X7”
Date of work: March 2013
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In the early morning light, just before the sun reaches the horizon, the bunnies come out to the meadow and munch on the primrose.


HAPPY EASTER

March 21, 2013

"Lost Ladybug"

“Lost Ladybug”
Turtle, Rabbit, Mouse & Ladybugs
Original small format painting
4”X 6” done in acrylic paint on
drawing paper mounted to mat board
March 2013
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The turtle and his rabbit pal were walking along one day when they found a little mouse caring a ladybug in his arms. The little ladybug was sad and the mouse said he had lost his way home so the three protectors brought the infant bug home to his family where they lived together happily ever after.  The End.


March 20, 2013

Yellow Mouse & Fluffy Cat (mouse too)


Yellow Bird & Fluffy Cat (mouse too)
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Stonehenge paper
Date of work: March 2013
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The little gray mouse listens to the conversation going one between the fluffy cat and the yellow bird. 

March 5, 2013

"Black Kitten & Daffodils"

“Black Kitten & Daffodils”
Original Small Format Painting
Colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
Support:  Arches 140lb watercolor paper
Paper size: 5⅛ X 7⅛”
Outside of matt: 8”X10”
Opening in matt: 5”X7”
Date of work: March 2013

At the edge of the flower garden a little black kitten discovers the daffodils. The splash of yellow displayed by the flowers fascinates the young feline.

February 28, 2013

"Another Day - Another Daffodil"

“Another Day - Another Daffodil”
Mouse, Ladybug & Daffodil
Small format painting – 4¼”X4¼”
Colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
Hot Press heavy weight watercolor paper
Finished with acrylic varnish
February 2013
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It’s still February and the daffodils are still coming up in my yard.
I really love these hardy flowers.  So here’s another little painting complete with mouse and ladybug.

February 27, 2013

Daffodil Hide & Seek

Daffodil Hide & Seek
Mouse & ladybug games
Small format painting – 4.22”X4.22”
Colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
Hot Press heavy weight watercolor paper
Finished with acrylic varnish
February 2013
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In February, the daffodils insist on growing even when sometimes the ground is covered with ice and snow. Also the mice and the ladybugs insist on playing their early spring hide & seek games.

February 25, 2013

Daffodils, Mouse & Ladybug

Daffodils, Mouse & Ladybug
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Arches 300lb hot press watercolor paper
Date of work: February 2013
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February friends are made in and among the daffodils.

February 19, 2013

First Spring Daffodil Mouse

 First Spring Daffodil Mouse
Original small format painting
A little smaller than 3½”X5½”
Colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
Sent to you in a black matt with a foam core backer
Opening in matt measures: 3”X5”
Outside of matt measures: 5”X7”
February 2013
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Each year, in February, the daffodil is the first flower to appear in my yard, showing up in bunches of beautiful bright yellow flowers that I just have to draw and paint. Also of course, a little mouse usually wants to be in the painting too.




Fancy Bouquet Mouse

Fancy Bouquet Mouse
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic
Heavy weight watercolor paper
Date of work: February 2013
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Sometimes life is too complicated and all you can do about it is to scoop it up into a bouquet and make the best of it.