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.

February 12, 2013

Siamese Cat, Daffodils & Ladybug

   
“Siamese Cat, Daffodils & Ladybug”
Small format painting – 4”X4”
Colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
Ampersand Hardboard panel -⅛" thick
Finished with acrylic varnish
February 2013
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It is a lovely sunny afternoon in February.  The daffodils are pushing up from underneath the frozen ground bringing their promise of the oncoming spring.  Suzy the Siamese cat is having a very interesting conversation with a ladybug friend, consisting mostly of gossip about the things that happened this winter.



February 9, 2013

"Pink & Blue & I Choose You"

 “Pink & Blue & I Choose You”
Mouse Love Valentine
Original small format painting
4”X 6” colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
On hot press watercolor paper
February 2013
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In the garden of love I choose you.
All the others pale in comparison.



February 8, 2013

Metallic Heart Balloon Mouse

“Metallic Heart Balloon Mouse”
Original small format painting
4”X 6” colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
On plate bristol board
February 2013
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My metallic heart balloon is filled
With love I send into the air.
I wonder if in all the world
There is anyone to care.

Hearts & Flowers Cat & Mouse


“Hearts & Flowers Cat & Mouse”
Original small format painting
4”X 6” acrylic & colored pencil
Mohab entrada 300gsm watercolor paper
February 2013
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In the seasonal tradition of love, the cat and the mouse show off their newly exchanged Valentines, just before they continue the chase.

This original small format painting was done by me.  It began on another piece of paper.  I liked the way it was progressing but the paper was too thin and was not thick enough for my watercolor washes.  So I scanned and printed my unfinished painting onto a piece of my heavy weight digital watercolor paper then finished it in watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic paint.  It is finished with acrylic varnish and signed in the painting as well as on the back with additional information about the media used.