Saturday, July 27, 2013

4" X 5" ACRYLIC ON illustration board

     I'm quite happy with how this one turned out.  My own reference photo...I set up the shot and tried various settings and lighting.  The one thing that surprised me was how long it took to paint.  It was much more labor intense than I expected.  It took the best part of the week, painting a bottle a day (I said painting not drinking! LOL)

     I have not listed this one for sale as I will likely frame it and then enter it in a miniature exhibition, but if you are interested in this or a painting similar, please contact me at rlwalker @ spaces)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I was issued a challenge last week to paint a Flapper Fairy.  Someone from the roaring 20's.  So here she will find her listed for sale on ebay here

Roaring 20's Fairy - 2.5" x 3.5"
mixed and coloured pencil
she has 2 real fake rubies also...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Whalers
8 x 10" acrylic 
unmatted and unframed

Breaking the surface of  the still waters.  you can glimpse the Orca's  painful past when the whalers appeared....

My newest painting.  Such a sad soulful tale. Whales have been evading man ever since man had boats and spears....he carries this memory in his soul.

As always you will find this painting listed on eBay

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Spirit Song  2.5" x 3.5" acrylic and Ink

I painted this one in a similar style to the geese....Still has a First Nations feel to it.....It is also listed on eBay on this

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Coming Home...First Nations Inspired painting.....aceo

 Coming Home 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic & Ink

I've always been inspired by First Nation Art,  in particular Plains People.  I'm drawn to the beautiful simplicity of it and the very nature of it....For me it's magical.  I used to include a pair of similar styled geese on every envelope I sent a painting in......I don't know why I stopped.... Here is a piece I painted today titled Coming Home.  As always you will find this piece listed on Ebay.  Enjoy

Saturday, April 13, 2013

First Frost!!!!! Foxglove and Lace

I started this 20 x 24" painting about 4 or 5  years ago.....I painted the background and then kind of lost my inspiration for it.......I showed it to a group of artist friends and they threw out various suggestions ..mostly to keep the ghostly look of it...  Some suggested even,  that it was finished.   Anyway, I have renewed interest in it, and started working on it again.

 This is what I've done so far....I've added some Queen Anne's Lace at the back, some more blooms (but not many because it's getting late in the season) and have started painting on "frost"......

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fairies are Born
2.5" x 3.5"

   My fellow artist and friend Cheryl had painted an African Puff flower.....It reminded me of dandelions gone to seed.  I love dandelions and their seeds floating through the air (as long as it's not in my yard)  It has sort of a magical feel about it.  So I decided that this was how fairies were born...and then they float away on the summer breeze

Listed on eBay here
YOU ARE GIRAFFING ME CRAZY!!!!!!! 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic.......Listed on eBay.......this one is going to sell....

You will find it here:  

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vote for Owen Langford - Hinton, AB in the 2013 National Mobility Awareness Month Local Hero contest!

Vote for Owen Langford - Hinton, AB in the 2013 National Mobility Awareness Month Local Hero contest!
My grandson is in this contest to win a wheelchair accessable van that would help him immensely......It takes less than 30 seconds to fill out the ballot and vote!  We would so appreciate it if you would take the time to vote.  You can vote every 24 hours from now until May 10   Thank you

Sunday, March 3, 2013

My preserved Mermaid...or....Mermaid in a Jar!

 The Last Mermaid 2.5 x 3.5" Acrylic

Where did all the memaids go?  Are they extinct?  Did they ever exist?  Here is my rendition of what happened to the last one.  You will find her listed on eBay here

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A totally new style of listing from me.  You will find Donalda Listed on eBay here

Donalda Do-Rag Goes to Creepy Hollow
2.5" x 3.5" pen and ink
Donalda Do-Rag went to Creepy Hollow on her really cool bike she bought after saving coupons for over 15 years. She was taking fresh baked brownies to her Grandmother. Her cousin Red, (3 times removed on her mother's side) was supposed to do it, but as usual had bombed out and was off picking mushrooms with the leader of that wolf pack that was always hanging around. You know the kind.....swanky dressers, speedy cars, fast talkers....Oddly her Grandmother's house is shaped like a mushroom.  (did you notice that?)   She has a lot of mushrooms in the woods behind her place, so the hippies are always in there picking them, and that really annoys Grandma.So once a week someone has to bring her brownies so she will chill out. This week it fell on Donalda Do-Rag.  The wolf in the picture isn't going to eat her or probably even talk to her....he's just kind of strung out on the road.....Anyway, that is Donalda's story.....she will have more stories...but that's for another day and another listing..

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Marbles 2.5" x 3.5" coloured pencil

It's been awhile since I played around with coloured pencil.  I love the depth you can get with them.  I might start using them again.  

Listed on eBay here

Sky Dance 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic

With the long winter we've been having, I have been thinking more and more about spring and summer.  I love watching storms roll up on the long as they don't get too close or too wild!!!

Listed on eBay here

Sky Tower 2.5" x 3.5" acylic

We are having one of the snowiest blusteriest  coldest, annoying winters on record here in Saskatchewan.  It seems like we've been getting at least one winter storm a week.  The snow is piled high and I for one am looking forward to spring!  On the plus side, the cold days leave plenty of time for painting.  Here is my renditon of the Northern Lights on a clear cold winter's night.

As always listed on eBay here

Monday, February 11, 2013

Where to start.  I vowed this year, I would try to keep up my blog posts.....hmmm so far that's not working out so well.  I have been busy with art stuff though.......

We started a sub group on facebook (over 200 members in one month)  to enhance the parent aceo group on eBay.  Lots and lots of chatting has been going on there....and lots of information on projects that we are doing over at the big group. I'm a moderator of the big eBay group.  We are the oldest aceo group on eBay with over 5000 members and the owner of the group is Bone Diva who started the ACEO movement back in the day.... To join us on facebook, here is a link:

ACEO ~ Art Card Editions and Originals on Ebay

Also, I started my own art group on Facebook, it's for all mediums, all sizes except aceo (there are enough groups for them)  We are a loud boisterous group who share ideas, network, and art!  No topic is taboo.....(except aceo LOL)  Artists and collectors alike are welcome here....We also from time to time list calls for art etc. and anything "free" like online classes that we think may be of interest.

To join my art group on eBay, here is a link:

All Art but ACEO (All Artists and Collectors)

See you guys on the boards!!!!!

Zentangle inspired aceo of Khal Drogo from the game of thrones....

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 cat Lucy

"I Love Lucy" 3.5" x 2.5" acrylic

     My first painting of 2013 and who better to paint but my orange tabby Lucy.  She's a sweet thing...She just finished biting the heck out of my arm because she wanted me to pet her and I was busy trying to list this on eBay.  For the most part she's sweet...just as long as we know she is queen of our house.  You will find this little painting listed here on eBay.

Friday, January 4, 2013

A new beginning.  2013 is now upon us and with that, I am going to try and keep one new year's resolution. Keep up my blog!!!!!  To that end..I found out yesterday that a piece I had done some time ago, was chosen as EBSQart's "Art of the Day"  Theme:  A New Beginning

EBSQart art of the day:  Just click here to be taken to the page