A little bit kooky & quirky. Always fun and looking on the bright side even if it gets ridiculous!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

I Get It!



























I get it.  I really do!  After all, I'm in the same boat.  Art buyers have to make choices.  Sometimes decisions between paying the same price for a necessity and a piece of art they really love.  Lot's of people love art, but it's just not a necessity to them.  So that's why I am always so grateful, honoured & tickled pink when someone chooses to put their hard earned  money towards purchasing a piece of art I have made.  You know who you are out there.  Thanks so much!

Men's dress shirt by Ted Baker
"exuberant shirting with geometric florals, long sleeves, button cuffs, cotton, machine wash, imported"
$125 CDN (+ shipping) at Hudson's Bay

''Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Wilderness"
ink & watercolour on watercolour paper
8x10 matted to 11x14
should never be washed (or dry cleaned for that matter), domestic
$125 CDN (+ shipping)


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Larger Sized Freewheelers

Here's a custom "Freewheeler" made in the new larger size 8x10 matted to 11x14.  The bigger size painting allows for more personal stuff to be included.  The buyer of this one gave it to her husband for his 60th birthday.  Looks like he is a rather active kind of guy.

ink & watercolour on watercolour paper

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

"Moon Over Condo"



While I was rummaging through my handed down grandmother's cedar chest looking for something else, I stumbled across this. I made it many, many years ago in my dad's shop/garage/barn from scrap pieces of wood and metal. It's early evidence of creativity.  
I remember I was just gluing pieces of wood together and voila! A primitive sculpture.

"Moon Over Condo"
approximately 4" x 4"
$ - priceless

Monday, June 26, 2017

DIY Tote Bag



I purchased this tree leather tote bag from Lee Valley, a great Canadian company.  The description says it can be painted, so I did!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Larger Bubble Tree


There is a common tree found throughout North America that has nearly rounded leaves with a sharp point at the end.  The trunk is scarred with dark notches and lines.  In the wind the leaves flutter furiously giving the tree the name “Trembling Aspen”.

Bubble Trees are my interpretation of Trembling Aspens.  I omit the pointy part at the end of the leaf and end up with a simple circle.  These leaves are painted in various colours, sizes and opaqueness and when scattered lightly over the lyrically hanging branches create an overall effect that is fresh and simple. 

For more, go to my website.

"Nature's Rhythm"
30x30
acrylic, gold & silver leaf on wide profile canvas
$990 Cdn (+ shipping)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Elegant Trees

One more small Bubble Tree.  This one has soft greys, blues and browns with a smattering of  gold.  Moving on to larger pieces. 

"On A Clear Day"
12x12 
acrylic and gold leaf on wide profile canvas
$215 (+ shipping)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

New Bubble Tree Painting

I love orange and pink and red together.  Very bold, but also very cheerful and slightly irrational.  A teensy bit like me.

"It's All In Our Hearts"
12x12
acrylic and silver leaf on wide profile canvas
$215 Cdn (+ shipping)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

This One is a Beauty



I just completed and hung a commissioned Bubble Tree for clients.  After consulting with them on the overall feeling they desired for the piece as well as their preferred size and colour, I think the completed painting is beautiful.  I titled it after the sentiment of the painting which also happens to correspond to the new owners' charm and grace.  

"A Quiet Elegance"
48x24
acrylic, gold & silver leaf on canvas
SOLD

Friday, June 2, 2017

Peaceful Trees

A soft and peaceful new Bubble Tree to add to the series.

'In Dove Light'
acrylic, gold & silver leaf on wide profile canvas
$215 (+ shipping)

Monday, May 29, 2017

Abstract Circle Painting

Gradually working my up to larger abstract circle paintings. The last 2 were only 10x10.  This one is 12x12.  That's inches ;)  Enormous.

"Bubble Up"
12x12
acrylic on wide profile canvas
$215 (+ shipping)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Abstract Circles


While the 1st of the new abstract circle paintings had more pink in it, this 2nd painting is more on the blue side of things with just a dab or two of silver leaf peeking out.

"Be There Or Be Square"
10x10
acrylic & silver leaf on wide profile canvas
$150 (+ shipping)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Abstract Circle Painting


Bubble Trees have morphed into abstract circle paintings. Fun, fun and fun.

"Spitting Image"
10x10
acrylic on wide profile canvas
$150 (+ shipping)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Frankenstein



















How come ALL books don't come with a built in ribbon bookmark?  Is it such an old fashioned idea that the ribbon only comes in books published in 1818 like this one? - FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

















We went to to a Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (BARK) concert last night when what do our wondering eyes see?  Why it's special guests Ian Tyson and then Murray McLaughlin.  All great Canadian musicians.  Except for when we accidentally overpaid for parking, a good evening was had by all!

Friday, March 3, 2017

New Larger Sized Freewheelers

















I've completed several new larger size Freewheelers.  Here are 2.  They're 8x10 matted to 11x14 so would fit into that size frame.  As they are ink and watercolour, the paintings do need to be under glass for protection.   It's the same whimsy, just bigger!  See my website ConnieChristensen.ca for more images.

ink & watercolour on paper
$135 CDN (+ shipping)

Friday, February 24, 2017

More Sandrine Pelissier Flowers














Can you see the flowers in the 1st photos before I negative painted around them as shown in the 2nd photos?
1st one is done on clayboard which I really liked.  Very smooth and good for use with ink.
2nd one is done on Yupo paper paper - another new thing for me.
Sadrine Pelissier technique

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sandrine Pelissier Workshop




















I am fresh off a 2 day workshop with Sandrine Pelissier hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists (FDA). It was so much fun.  Using ink, acrylics, all sorts of drawing implements and a negative painting technique we created several floral paintings.
This 1 was painted on canvas board.  You can probably see the weave.  I'll post 2 more paintings in the next few days which were painted on different, smoother surfaces.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stuart McLean


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Stuart will be so missed.  A legendary story teller and honorary family member for many Canadian families.




Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Bike Painting

















And 1 more new Freewheeler to round out the week.
"My Friend Needs a Hippopotamus"
5x7 matted to 8x10
ink and watercolour on paper
8x10 mat, foam backing board and cellophane bag included
$60 Cdn (+ shipping)
Available in my Etsy Shop Connie Christensen - doo wadda wadda art

Monday, February 6, 2017

Beanies With Propellers


Another brand new FREEWHEELER.  
"Propellerheads"
5x7 matted to 8x10
ink and watercolour on paper
$60 Cdn (+ shipping)
easy to purchase on etsy here: doo wadda wadda art Etsy shop

Friday, February 3, 2017

Out For Some Fresh Air















Just when I start thinking interest in The Freewheeler series is waning, I get a flurry of interest from customers.  So here's a new one for you.  It's available at my Esty Shop - doo wadda wadda art.  (click on it)

"Taking the Fish Out For Some Air"
5x7 matted to 8x10
ink and water colour on paper
$60.00 (+ shipping)  Go to my Etsy Shop to purchase

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

"Flattery Will Get You Everywhere"



















Somehow I managed to complete and slide in one more painting for the "Little Country Art Sale" this Saturday, November 12 10:00 - 4:30
88060 206 Ave. W
Follow the signs off 22x and 37 St. SW

"Flattery Will Get You Everywhere"
24 x 24
acrylic on wide profile canvas
$850 CDN (+ shipping)


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Spilling Over Florals




















Fun, flirty florets. . . lots of nice F words!

"Head Over Heels"
14x14
acrylic on wide profile canvas
unframed
$295 Cdn (+ shipping)

Monday, October 31, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Here to Make Your Day Better











Let's have fun out there today!  Here's some inspiration to help with that.

"Works Like a Charm"
20x10
acrylic on birch board
$295 Cdn (+ shipping)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Flower Painting











This funky floral along with all others posted on my website at Connie Christensen - doo wadda wadda art will be at the Leighton Arts Centre Christmas In the Country sale November 5, 6 and 12, 13.

"High Falutin'"
20x10
acrylic on birch panel
$295 Cdn (+ shipping)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

"Bobby Sox and Saddle Oxfords"






























Continuing with naming floral paintings using old fashioned phrases, words or things, this one's titled:

"Bobby Sox and Saddle Oxfords"
12x16
acrylic on canvas
$250 Cdn (+ shipping) unframed

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

More Florals



















As promised, the next installment of fun florals titled after old fashioned sayings.

'Isn't That the Bee's Knees?'
16x16
acrylic on wide profile canvas
$395 Cdn (+ shipping) unframed

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fun Floral



















I am well into my fun floral phase.  All of the titles for these florals will be old fashioned phrases.  The last post was titled 'Tickety-boo' and this one is 'In A Pinch'.  Soon to be added will be 'Isn't That the Bee's Knees'.

'In A Pinch'
16x16
 acrylic on wide profile canvas
$395 Cdn (+ shipping), unframed

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Revised Floral




















Ok.  So I wasn't quite done on September 1.
Now it's done.  Yea, now it's done.

'Tickety-boo'
22x28
acrylic on wide profile canvas
$920 (+ shipping)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Florals























I posted several images of this painting in progress on instagram doowaddawaddaart and Twitter ConnieDooWadda .  On August 17th I thought I was close to being finished, but then I ended up adding a whole bunch of stuff.  It's done now.

'Tickety-boo'
22x28
acrylic on wide profile canvas
$920 (+ shipping)

Monday, August 22, 2016