By 5149acp

Facebook contest

Our Facebook contest has ended. The winning picture is ‘Dudley’ submitted by Karen W. Your mini painting is packaged and headed out to you tomorrow.

Management insists we get back to doing more boxer dog art. And more contests. So be sure to follow the page to enter to win free artwork.

Honey Mickey Mouse

Finished custom Disney vinylmation figure “Honey Mickey”.

I don’t normally customize toys. I kinda prefer building and creating my own from scratch. But this was a fun diversion from nesting to just paint without an agenda.

And this one got claimed immediately so he is not available. Maybe I’ll paint some more vinylmation figures in the future though.

Checking in…

I’ve hit a kind of ‘painters block’ of late with my muse. But I’ve had some release this week that I will credit with prepping for the birth of my son. The nursery theme is going to be Calvin and Hobbes.

The plan initially was paint all the walls in murals. Build in a tree fort. Do something with a small radio flyer….

Until I came down from my Pinterest crack high and really thought about all that work….

So now it’s big canvases. I’ve been working on a few this week. Just need to clean up the lines.

While waiting on this second one to dry, I started in on a 12×12 gesso board panel. I didn’t expect much. But next thing you know, several days later, “Smashed” was born. Feels good to be doing a little artwork again. I’m surprised how much detail made it’s way in considering how cluttered my mind feels.

I’m interested to see the next direction the work will go.

Now, time to get back to nesting with a couple Calvin and Hobbes shadow boxes…

Don’t worry…. Management is still supervising closely.

Clearing out Inventory!

I have to make room for baby boy arriving in April. So I’m discounting art like crazy 🙂

All available paintings and art toys are anywhere from 35-75% off. The shop won’t reflect the discounts. And some stuff hasn’t made it in there yet. So if you see something here in the for sale gallery or on Instagram but not listed in Etsy, just contact me.

You can message on Instagram or Facebook to get the discounted price. Or just email acp@5149andahalfart.com

Sunday Sunday Sunday….

Can’t seem to relax at all today. Busted out this little 8×8 canvas this morning titled “Filled With Sadness” . The black will tighten up quite a bit as it dries in the California sunshine.

Management is supervising Sunday style…

Gave me some time to finish up a mini wood panel painting of a boxer dog at sunset.

Framed it and posted it up in the shop. It sold in eight minutes, which is a huge compliment as an artist. Especially around the holidays so thank you to the new owner.

Management is now patiently sitting in front of me, staring, which means it must be time for a walk. Happy Sunday everyone!

“Cadence” 10×20

I had decided a few days ago since all my custom orders were complete and everything for Christmas had been shipped that I would finally sit back and relax. I think I officially relaxed for a total of 24 hours before feeling the need the paint again.

Oddly enough, the only time the baby inside me stays still is when I’m painting. Not sure if he feels as calm as I do then. Or if he’s just enjoying the music playing in the background and my bad singing…

“Cadence” 10×20 is in the shop now.

Shop Update today

Last shop update for 2018…

“Newsted” the rainbow chameleon

“When She is Fulfilled” 12×16

“Cocky Heartbreak” 10×20

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It’s been a helluva week and I’m calling 2018 done artistically. See you in the new year with plenty of color to come.