Friday, January 29, 2016

Toy Paintings

I'm taking a short break from painting right now. My 90 year old mom passed two weeks ago and I can't seem to focus in my studio. I've decided to to get some things done around the house instead since I really want to keep busy. 

But I did want to share all the toy paintings I have recently done! All are painting in oil on 2" deep cradled boards. You can stack them, hang them or frame them! Email me about prices.

I also have applied to a few fine art festivals this year. My first one will be March 12, Spring Bloom, at the Brown Ball Room, Bone Student Center, Illinois State University. I'm looking forward to it!

 
BB8 4" x 4" oil

Darth 4" x 4" oil

Egon 6" x 6" oil

 
Janine 6" x 6" oil
Vintage Fisher Price Farmer 4" x 4" oil


Vintage Fisher Price Dog 4" x 4" oil

Mickey 6" x 6" oil

Tweetie Pie 5" x 3" oil

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Egon

6" x 6" oil on cradled board

Dr. Egon Spengler, Ph.D. is a former professor of paranormal studies at the Colombia University. Upon his termination, Egon founded Ghostbusters, Inc. This action figure is from the old old Ghostbusters movie.

I kind of love these colors together!

The cradled boards I paint on are almost 2" deep so you can stack them, hang them as is, or frame them. I also varnish the wood sides and add a wire on the back. (below)


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

BB8

4" x 4" oil on cradled board

Small Star Wars painting on thick boards. Fun to stack or hang.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ball Jar

6" x 6" oil on panel

I wanted to take a short break from posting toys for this flower. Happy MLK Monday everyone!

More toys tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Janine

6" x 6" oil on cradled board

Here is an action figure from the old Ghostbusters movie. Janine Melnitz, the Ghostbusters' secretary and confidante! Egon is in the works.

Monday, January 11, 2016

FP Dog

4"x4" oil on cradled board

Do you remember this little guy? Another vintage Fisher Price figure. I wish I could remember the names of some of these figures. I think each one had a name.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

FP Cowboy

4" x 4" oil on cradled board

I've been picking up a few vintage toys at the monthly flea market that comes to our area. Here is the first of my paintings using them. I paid $3 a piece for a few of these old wooden fisher price people. I think I got ripped off. 

CORRECTION:  I thought this was a cowboy, but it turns out he's a farmer. My bad. :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

Chi Chi

6" x 6" oil on panel

I painted this over a dark purple background, which you can see peeking out in places. It turned out pretty well.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

A couple more paintings I gave as gifts this year. Happy New Year everyone! 

Mother & Child
8" x 10" oil on cradled board

Declan
8" x 8" oil on cradled board