No Painting Today…

No painting today… yes, sadly, no painting to show you today. In fact, I’m about 5 days behind now in completing paintings for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  Yikes… So, what happened?  I am always so type A about these challenges, right?

Well, the truth is I had a little crisis of confidence… Nothing too major. I just realized that I’ve always painted portraits of the faces of animals.  Animals with actual legs are just giving me a fit and I’m not into showing artwork that just doesn’t cut it.

So,  tomorrow, I’ll start painting whatever strikes my fancy and will save posting animal portraits for when they actual look like the animal, and “ACTUALLY look  like the animal” means that they look as if they could walk on the legs I provide them!!

But, here I am posting this wonderful selfie of Knuckles as we, of course, are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by the Cat On My Head blog.

Have a great day.

hugs,  Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou



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Day 4: 30 Paintings in 30 Days… Lamb… maybe?

Good Morning.. This is day 4 of the painting challenge and this little guy was a real challenge.  I hope when you look at this, you see a lamb.  If not, that’s okay too.  Got up early this morning to finish this little painting.

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog.  Have a great day.  Here’s our selfie…

Bugsy getting his Easy On…


Lou, Bugsy, and Knuckles

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Day 3: 30 Paintings in 30 Days.

Today a bird (Blue Tit).  This is Day 3 of the 30 in 30 Painting Challenge.  This little guy  was painted from a reference photo supplied by @martinsbirdwatch on Instagram. He takes wonderful photos of birds and has given me permission to paint from them.  Love this little guy.

This painting is acrylic and measures 6″ x 6″.

Have a great day…

Be Kind to Animals.


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Day 2: 30 Days of Paintings. George the Goat

Just a short post today to show you my painting for Day 2… This is George the Goat.  He is not smiling in this painting, but he does smile most of the time.  Have a great weekend everyone.

180202 George

His is 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ on gallery wrapped canvas and painted with acrylic paints.   He loves color.  You can see more paintings at my new gallery at Artfinder.

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New 30 Paintings in 30 Days Starts today… with CREAMSICLE

Good morning… Just a quick post. I’m off to get started painting, but I painted this gal so I’d be ready for DAY 1 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days…

This is CREAMSICLE. I painted her on 12″ x 9″ x 1/2″ gallery-wrapped canvas in acrylics.

Day 1: 30 in 30… Creamsicle…

I’ll be back tomorrow…. Hope you’ll follow along.



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Painting, Reading and Begging for Treats

We have decided on our INTENTIONS for the year.  Lou intends to paint, read, and write.   Whew… sounds like work, work, work … to us.

We (that’s Bugsy, me and Checkers), however, have decided to spend our time on a worthwhile endeavor:  BEGGING FOR TREATS.

To ensure our success, you are welcome to send us all the treats that you can fit in a mail-able box.  Thanks….

this is my, “Don’t you wanna give me a treat?” look. Good, right?

My smile is “Treat-Worthy”, right?

I prefer the straght-forward approach. “GIVE ME TREATS… please.”

We are participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog. Please feel free to join in.

Have a great day.

Hugs, Knuckles

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Merry Christmas one and all….

I’m not really wearing this. … HAHA… it’s just sitting on my back. Believe me, nothing goes over my head.

Anyway, just taking one for the team to wish you a Merry Christmas.  Hope you have a great holiday and that we’ll all have a very Happy New Year filled with toys, treats and love.

Hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH (Lou)

Oh… we’re participating in the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop put on by The Cat on My Head blog.  Please join in.

Here are some of our old Christmas Cards and cartoons….  Enjoy!

Thanks to Ann for this photo adaptation.

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