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

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

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?