Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Henry and His Nectarine" and the Instructions for the New Contest for JUNE 2013

Hi there my friends! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted a brand new painting, I just knew this would happen when my new flare hit. But I'm hanging in here, trying to build up my strength every day, and trying to finish up some of the incredible projects and commissions I have going on right now. I have some wonderful new things in the works that I'd love to share with you, but I want to wait until they are a bit more seasoned until I unveil them. So many new paintings are on the way, so many commissions close to completion, and I can't wait to show each and every one of them to you!

But until then, here is one sweet little painting I finished about a week ago. This painting actually has a rather funny story to it. It started out as a humble little nectarine on a plain greyish white background and somehow, I seriously don't quite know how, it morphed into this. Large buildings all aglow with lights (which seem to truly glow in person thanks to Golden's Interference Gold) popped up in the background, and a book-reading little caterpillar seems to have set up shop against a plump, fresh nectarine. I love how playful this turned out - it reminds me of "James and the Giant Peach" which has always been one of my favorite books.

"Henry and His Nectarine"    4" x 4"    Acrylic on Museum Quality Claybord

Oops, I almost forgot to put up this month's contest news!

So this month's contest is a simple one. I would like to hear from you what types of work you like to see from me the most or that you would like to see more of. Do you like a certain style in particular, or a certain subject for that matter, or do you want to see something made into a series? You could even let me know if you have a painting or a series in mind that you'd like to see from me. Anyone who comments on my blog from today through the 30th of June with an answer to any of these questions will be entered to win this sweet little painting above. So let me know what you think, okay? I hope to be hearing from you soon. Thanks!


  1. In honor of Fathers day I think it would be cool to capture the relationship between a father who is passing on the legacy to his son of what our heavenly Father did for us. I hope that makes sense. I just think the gift of spiritual leader is amazing and a great honor :)

    1. Oh Bekah, I absolutely LOVE that idea! As soon as I read it a phenomenal image popped into my mind. Now if I can only pull it off... Thank you for the absolutely wonderful idea! =D And I have you down for entering this months contest, so thank you for that as well! I hope you have a wonderful Father's Day weekend! =D

  2. I love all your work, as you well know. However, the first art I saw was some of that wonderful whimsical stuff you painted for your son, and this one seems to be that kind of painting. So, that's the style I'd love to see more of. I thought you had moved on into the other wonderful genres you've created. Which are also my favorite styles.

    As for what love your sea life. Feel free to use a jellyfish picture or two from me. Go to my page and look at the Monterey album if'n you want to.

  3. AARGH!! I wrote a big long response, but when I "chose a profile", it ATE IT! So, short version:

    I love ALL your styles. I really love your whimsical ones like this one. I'd love to see what you can do with jellyfish. Feel free to use any jellyfish pics anyone might have sent you.



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