Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy happy Gobble gobble

: Have a Wonderful Day :
Enjoy your time with friends & family, indulge a little 
and stay safe on the roads!
As you can see,
Thomasina is still safe in the woods and living it up
with her pals today ;D

xo, A

Monday, November 18, 2013

Animal Characters at Work & Play

"There are no short cuts to any place worth going. " - Beverly Sills
"That's no reason to stop looking!" -me
:: It's Art Update Monday ::

Meet Harvey and French
New friends in my Animals at Work & Play series ...

This is Piglet and Trix. Piglet loves books and Trix loves Piglet.

Dining area turned humble studio, here are more animals ready for the big bright world!

Thought I'd share a few before & after pictures.
I know I'm not the 1st to express how tricky it can be to maintain 
the charm and looseness of sketches in the finished piece.
We all try!

The Venice paintings starring Gustavo Gondolier are favorites of mine. 
If you read my blog regularly, I'm sure you've seen the one above.
Below is a new addition -

Gustavo and others spot cat's big catch!

Mmmmmm  Meeee-YOW !

Now, meet Scuba Cat 

It's not just fish she's finding, but treasure!

I suppose this could be a line for warm toasty Cronuts.
Whatever they're all waiting for, the suitcase is a mystery.
See something, Say something.
Say Anything.

Loosely based on a Holiday Magazine cover from 1959, I love this painting. 
I'd like to have a vacation spot here in wherever it is Europe :)

This is a revised Yoga Bun. I like the lighter sketchy touch,
even though original Yoga Bun will remain close to my heart. 

Here she is trying on her tops.

Above is a detail from Museum trip. I will one day (soon) complete or re-do this one!

This is little Louanne. She follows Claude Cat
for a day of fishing. You can find her in the post

and finally, more characters I've been working & reworking ...

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week!
xo, A

Monday, November 4, 2013

Four Furry Friends

Little fella delivers the mail with his best friend, Ella.
His nickname suits him since he's not very big. Plus, few can remember his name,
besides Ella, she calls him ___________ . (Fill in the Blank)
Visit Artwork by Allyn on Facebook if you'd like to guess and/or suggest 
little fella's real name :)

:: Animals at Work and Play ::

He was just added to my online shop
to join Belinda & Blue, Toby & Sue and Claude Cat & Lou
and several others.
I'd like to design a set of playing cards, 
maybe these could be a start!
For now, you can purchase these as prints in a variety of sizes 

Hope your week is off to a good start!
xo, A


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