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

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Painting in New Home















It's always fun and gratifying seeing one of my paintings hung in a client's home.  This one was purchased during the Leighton Arts Centre Clothesline Sale.
Pick Up Sticks, 36" x 18"
by Connie Christensen doo wadda wadda art
acrylic and acrylic gel medium on canvas
SOLD

Monday, May 30, 2016

Big Bobbers vs. Big Bopper



The title of this has changed several time from "3 Bobbers" to "Food Chain" to "Yellow Bobbers".  I think I've finally settled on "Big Bobbers".  Perhaps a little throw back to the Big Bopper ?  Aw, that's just crazy talk.

"Big Bobbers"
36x24
acrylic on canvas unframed
$1050 (+ shipping)

Monday, April 4, 2016

Freewheelers Going to Chile














It's a long ride, but I have every faith these 12 Freewheelers will make it to Chile.  A winery in Chile to be precise! They're the perfect group to be making the trip.  Always environmentally conscience (they ARE cyclists), they're bringing their own wine glasses.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Some Serious Boots!















If the last pair of boots made me feel like a cool cat from the 60's, this pair makes me feel pretty bad, ah - well you know. . .

"Durango"
14" x 11"
acrylic and gel medium on canvas
wired on back to be hung immediately or can be framed
$250 Cdn (+ shipping)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Blue Boots















Don't mess with these bad boys.  Continuing on with my 'drainting' (drawing + painting) style, this piece is:

"3 Buckles"
14 x 11
acrylic and gel medium on canvas
wired on back to hang unframed or can be framed
$250 Cdn (+ shipping)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pick Up Sticks













Bring on the big guns!  Giant luscious yellow pencils.  Again, I am admitting my penchant for sharp, SHARP pencils.  It's a bit of an obsession.  Here, let me sharpen your pencil for you.

"Pick Up Sticks"
36" x 18"
acrylic and acrylic gel medium on canvas
$775 Cdn (+ shipping)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Yellow Pencils
















    I just love yellow pencils.  Lots of them and all sharpened to an ouchy point.  Maybe it's because I like to draw, but I think they are such cheerful objects.  So I'm obsessing about them a bit in my newest small paintings.  See more or purchase on my Etsy shop.

    'Old School'
    10" x 8"
    acrylic on paper adhered to canvas
    $100 Cdn (+ shipping)

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    Barry White - You're My First My Last My Everything

    I've played this at top volume a gazllion times this morning.  Turn it UP! It'll get you going.  Bada DAH!  bada DAH!
    Your welcome.

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Early, Early Riser














    I do not have much in common with this little chick when I wake at 3:39 a.m.  He is a tad more chipper than me.  I would not be chipper, but rather chippy.

    "Early Bird"
    5"x7"
    ink and watercolour painting
    available on etsy-here.

    Monday, January 11, 2016

    "All Her Ducks In A Row"















    Back to ink and watercolour paintings in this new year.  They are small, but I like the intimacy that provides.
    "All Her Ducks In a Row"
    5"x7"
    ink and watercolour and acrylic
    $65 Cdn (+ shipping)
    available on etsy here.

    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    Enjoying the Outdoors



















    Here I am taking a break from trying to work off some of my mother-in-law's wonderful Christmas baking.  I mean, come ON!  Who could resist homemade turtle chocolates? Well, not me, that's for sure.  We had wonderful conditions for cross country skiing.  Lovely stuff.

    Monday, December 14, 2015



















    'Elvis' has left the building and is on his way to a new home in the U.S.  This 6x6 painting was sold from my Etsy Shop for doo wadda wadda art.  It is not painted on velvet, but on a birch panel.  Feeling like you missed out?  I'm happy to inform you that Elvis has a twin.  He is still available on Etsy.



















    'Elvis '
    acrylic on birch panel
    $60 Cdn (+ shipping)
    purchase through my Etsy shop - doo wadda wadda art

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    New Bubble Tree (aka Trembling Aspen)

















    This new Bubble Tree has lots of serene greys, teals and blues which has earned it the title:
    'Breath Easy'
    40 x 30
    on wide profile canvas, unframed
    acrylic, gold leaf, silver leaf
    $1450 (+ shipping)

    Sunday, November 15, 2015

    SOLD



















    "Warm Welcome II" (30x30) is now occupying one of the very tall walls in the new home of a couple who likes doo wadda wadda art Bubble Trees.  They liked several Bubble Trees, but ended up choosing this one. Thank you so much J & J!

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Good People















    There are still good people out there.  This is what I found in the frozen food section of the grocery store yesterday when I was picking out a bag of potstickers - fantastic name. Some kind soul had gently laid out their unused printed and carefully cutout coupon on top of the packages I wanted to buy.  The date was valid and 50% off was nothing to scoff at.  At the checkout, I felt like I was getting away with something.            START THE CAR!!!



    Friday, September 11, 2015

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Shipment Ready













    Part of my day was spent organizing a group of paintings to be taken to Different Strokes Art Gallery in Olds, Alberta. Drop by and say hello to Debbie or Carla.  They are a hoot!


    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Fresh Start




    I'm starting my day by avoiding an in-progress painting. I'm an expert at avoidance.  In rummaging around my art room looking for something else to do, I came across a very old painting.  Old subject, old style.  Get out the gesso!  Ready for something new.  An atmospheric landscape perhaps?

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    I Don't Want to Think About It Too Much


    Unless it's in my dreams, I don't like flying.  I get hot and sweaty and anxious and my husband gets small bruises on his arm in the shape of frightened fingertips.

    So I found it very challenging to scrunch onto this small sardine can of a plane on a recent trip to Tofino, BC.  It didn't help that the co-pilot looked 15.  After a bit of meditation on the 45 minute flight, I was feeling OK until I looked out the 'windshield' of the front of the plane and saw our sideways approach to the runway.  My reaction is in the 3rd photo.

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

    Friday, June 5, 2015

    Another Clothesline Sale



















    The weather looks gorgeous for The Leighton Art Centre Clothesline Sale this weekend.  Come on out and peruse 700' of unframed art hung on clotheslines, listen to live music, browse the gift shop and appreciate the 300 MILE view of the Rocky Mountains.  And all the while you'll be supporting local artists and musicians.

    'Blue Bow and Balloons'
    8x8
    acrylic on wide profile canvas
    $135 (+ shipping)

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Field



















    Most people identify this painting as I intended.  Yes, it's a field of wheat.  But whatever you see is OK too.

    8x8 on wide profile canvas
    acrylic
    $135

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Wee Little Landscapes













    These 3 whimsical landscapes are only 10x5 and will be hanging on my 10' of clothesline at The Leighton Arts Centre Clothesline Sale Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.

    10x5
    acrylic on canvas
    all SOLD

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    The Real McCoy


    While out walking the other day, I came across a grove of trembling aspens just starting to leaf out. The tiny expressive leaves of the trembling aspen tree are the inspiration for my 'Bubble Trees'.   Here's the real McCoy and my version.



















    'In No Hurry' Bubble Tree series
    36x36
    acrylic, silver leaf and paper on wide profile canvas
    $1550 (+shipping)


    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    It's All In the Eyes









    Remember this guy?
    It's Lee Van Cleef from the movie "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" (1966).  Cue THE music.


    Well Shawn Murray remembers him and is keeping those steely eyes alive in this print of a lino cut. Shawn demonstrated his print making ability at Kensington Art Supply last weekend.  And while he was the mastermind behind the professional lino cutting, I was the not so masterful inker and puller of this particular print.









    By the way, I think Lee played Angel Eyes or "The Bad" in the movie.

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    'Gingersnaps' New Home



















    Here's the 'Gingersnap' Bubble Tree painting hanging in it's new home.  The new owner chose an absolutely gorgeous dark LEATHER frame.  I think it looks fantastic against that dark wall.  All of it looks just yummy.  Like a gingersnap.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Morning Sunshine

















    If this isn't kooky and quirky and whimsical, I don't know what is!  My talented sister knit this teapot cozy from a FREE pattern on Ravelry.  Go here: Free Ravelry Teapot Cozy Pattern

    Saturday, April 11, 2015

    The Calgary Flames NHL Hockey Team
















    Here's a special 'Freewheeler' for the NHL hockey team the Calgary Flames.  These 'cardiac kids' unexpectedly qualified for the 2015 playoffs.  It will be fun watching this cohesive young team bring their exciting come back in the 3rd period type of play to the playoffs.  The red mile on 17th avenue is heating up!

    Saturday, March 14, 2015

    "Vintage Escape Artists"



















    Here's another ink and acrylic on canvas piece.  It's titled 'Vintage Escape Artists' because it has a sort of old fashioned sense about it.  It looks like the yellow poppies have successfully executed a breakout from the confines of the garden on the other side of that fence.

    16x20
    $450 (+shipping)

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Ink and Pencils



















    I've been spending time lately on developing a method for transferring my small ink and watercolour sketches/paintings onto canvas.  I like the result of the method I used here.  It's ink, watercolour and acrylic on paper and then adhered to canvas.  It's a method I learned from Californian artist Robert Burridge .

    "Pick-Up Sticks"
    5" x 5" on 12" x 12" canvas
    SOLD


    Sunday, February 1, 2015

    Before and After








    Before





    After








    Just before Christmas I posted a photo of a trade my sister and I did - a hooked rug for a Bubble Tree painting.  I still needed to complete the edging on the rug and I actually completed that in a somewhat timely manner.  Amazing.

    There is a very large wall in our living room that has needed 'something' on it for years and years.  It was just too big for one painting - even if that painting was very large.  After convincing my husband that it really shouldn't be such a crime to actually put some nail holes in the wall, we created  a 'Handmade wall'.  It showcases some of the handmade things I've collected. I've left room to keep the wall a work in progress so I can always be on the lookout for that little something to perfectly fit into that blank space in the middle.  And some small stuff for all the other spaces.  It will be chockablock full.  A feast for the eyes.  Fun.

    DONE! Painting a Day for 30 days (days 26-31)



    "Light Reading" - ink and watercolour on paper


    "A Group of Loops" - ink and watercolour on paper


    "Sitting Duck" - ink and watercolour on paper


    "Blue Banter" - ink and watercolour on paper


    "A Member of the Port Townsend Marauders" - ink and watercolour on paper


    "A Wee Sparrow" - ink and watercolour on paper





    5x7 ink and watercolour paintings
    matted to 8x10
    $65/ea (+ shipping)

    Yea.  My self inflicted challenge is completed.  Here are the last of my painting/sketch a day for 30 days.  I've thrown in a bonus which rounded out the month of January.

    If you are interested in seeing any of these hanging on your wall, contact me.  Some are on etsy Etsy-doo wadda wadda art, but more are available.  Next project please!