Boomer Finds A Ball...

2:41 PM

....a bright, shiny, Christmas ball!

Boomer and the Ball
4.5" x 6" (11.43 cm x 15.24 cm)
Watercolor, gouache and acrylic ink
     Boomer stood looking at the shiny bauble with a quizzical look on his face. He was glad no one was around to see what he had found. What was it, he wondered. He'd pecked at it to see if it was edible. He knew if it was he'd be feasting like a king for a week. Alas, it was not. Still, he didn't seem to be able to look away from it.
     Pondering what to do with the new toy was turning into quite the dilemma. The snow was falling faster and Boomer knew he'd have to make a decision quickly. He wanted to take it back to the tree he'd decided to call home for the winter, but he wasn't sure how heavy it was or if he could even fly with the thing! Still, Boomer wanted to try. 

     He just didn't want a repeat performance of the situation that had earned him the nickname of Boomer in the first place.....

It would seem I have "cute" on the brain with this adorable little bird just demanding to be painted! The idea came to me just before I drifted off to sleep Monday evening. It was one of the first things to hit my consciousness on Tuesday morning. Boomer was quite insistent about becoming a painting. And he brought some friends. There's at least two more chickadee paintings waiting in the wings (no pun intended).

It would also seem that the obsessive, compulsive, detail-loving side of my painting personality has returned:
Detail of Boomer's cap
I had hoped I had finally overcome this need to worship at the alter of detail. Apparently not!

I'm putting this cute little guy up for sale as I will the others once they're complete. He can be yours for $45.00 plus $5.95 shipping. He'll come to you Priority Mail in the US. If you live outside of the U.S., I'll see how quickly I can get him to you for the same amount of money. If you decide to purchase Boomer, you'll also have the right of first refusal on the other two paintings.


Thank you!!

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20 Creative Thought(s)

  1. Boomer is a lucky guy! He will be such a cheerful artistic addition for someone's home!

  2. He's sure a cutie. Wonder what the other two will be like.

    I don't think there is anything wrong with using lots of detail as long as it isn't controlling the way you paint instead of you deciding when or when not to use it.

  3. Very cute - both painting and story!

  4. ...I think you should always worship at the alter of detail. You have a talent for it. This guy is adorable...and creative...and sweet...(and the hat has me in raptures).

  5. SWEET Chickadee! Are you making your subject and story into a children's book? You would love it!!

  6. Boomer is wonderful and so is his hat! Believe it or not I just knit 24 hats of about the same size. Mine are all red with a white ball on top and even have little ear flaps as yours does.

  7. I love the painting and the story - and I enjoyed the little snowflakes you added - you must be an HTML wizard!

    You know me - I love detail (is there such a thing as too much?), but I also love the looseness of wc wahes left alone. This is something I need to work on...maybe next year?

    Everything in this painting works so well together!

  8. Love it!

    Re: the "detail side" of you.... might as well give up and happily accept the inevitable ;-) Besides, look what great results that detail side of you produces.

  9. Thank you, Lisa!

    Thanks, Pam!

    I hope so, Jaqueline!

    Timaree! Don't encourage me!! LOL!

    Thank you, Cheryl!

    Thanks, Grace!

    Teri, I nearly used "All together now....ahhhhh!" as a title! Thank you!

    Thank you, Dawn!

    Kelly!! You're not helping either!! LOL!

    Thanks, Cindy, there is so much to "writing" a children's book, I just play!

    And you knit, Elva?! You're one amazing lady!

    Ha! I wish I was an HTML wizard, Elizabeth! I know enough to be dangerous! Thank you!

    Teresa, you're "enabling" me! Stop that! LOL!

  10. Boomer is a doll, and I especially love his cap! Now, are you going to share with us how he got his name?

  11. Thank you, Brigitte!

    Ahh, Kathy, now you want the rest of the story?!! I'm not sure how much will be revealed, but more details are forthcoming!

  12. Your header is superb! Wonderfulful story and paintings, Boomer is very cute!
    I love the details!!!

  13. Awwwww! Hahaaa--lovin' Boomer. Very sweet. Your art is so appropriate for the season. Cheerful and lovely.

  14. Hmm I thought I had commented on here. I saw this..anyway its adorable and I seem to worship detail too. Cant get away from it. lol


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