January 12, 2014

Eden Original - Narwhal and The Moon

"Narwhal and The Moon"
16 x 20 inches
Acrylic on canvas 

This painting was originally featured on the inside sleeve of a CD for children by Ronna Dragon.  Only the moon was completed for the CD to allow room for liner notes.  I finished the artwork by adding the sweet narwhal because I wanted a whimsical creature playing in the waves. 

January 6, 2014

Eden Original - Pearls of Wisdom

"Pearls of Wisdom"
7x7 inches
acrylic on wood

This new small work is painted on a wood panel and does not require any framing. Pretty little mermaid found a lovely pearl to add to your collection.

January 4, 2014

Eden Original - Slice of Life, Meat Painting

"Slice of life"
8 x 8 inches
Acrylic on canvas

Abstract meat painting on gallery wrapped canvas. Image surrounds the sides and makes this steak look completely 3D. This is the real raw art.

January 3, 2014

Eden Original - Meat Me Painting

Brand new painting… is this abstract or realism? Or a little of both.

"Meat Me"
8 x 8 inches
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas (with sides painted)

January 2, 2014

WIP - Chihuahua Painting

I found a fortune in a cookie recently that inspired this painting. It said...

"It's not the size of dog in the fight, it's the size of fight in the dog"
Mixed media on plywood
24 x 24 inches

My dog, Lulu, was a stray. We found her in a woodpile… skinny, scared, and sick.

I wanted this painting to show her fighting spirit. I'm working from a photo of her (dressed up for Halloween). I used old cereal boxes (trash) and glued them onto the plywood background. I wanted to use trash because someone had thrown her away when we found her.

The lemons in the border come from the phrase, "make lemons out of lemonade". When we found Lulu, my daughter used to call her "blueberry" because she would curl up tightly into a round blue-black ball to sleep on our laps.

I put some steaks in the painting because Lulu loves them AND of course, raw steak can also be used to calm bruising after a fight.

These are some pics in progress… more to come.

January 1, 2014

WIP - Oh, My Deer

I started a new painting today, I was thinking about a lot of serious subjects in the news. How children are hunted at schools… And it made me start thinking about hunting animals. I am not a vegetarian, but I started to wonder if we would feel comfortable shooting animals if they wore pretty dresses like children in the 1960s. A little deer girl popped into my head. Here are some progress pics...

"Oh, my deer" Acrylic on canvas.  12 x 24 inches.