TBT: Even More Little Paintings

Last week I “threw back” to a post about some of my little paintings.  I’m tinkering with the idea of applying for spots at some upcoming festivals, and it’s gotten me thinking about my little paintings.  I ordered some more of my tiny canvasses, and if I have a bit of time this week, I hope to do some more.

Several of the paintings in this original post have sold, mostly to family members, but also to outside buyers.  I sold several at a school art sale, and the remaining originals are for sale on my Bandcamp page.  Additionally, I’ve incorporated digital images of many of these paintings (and some of my doodles) into merchandise over at Society6, so you can get pillow shams, coffee mugs, and even bath mats with these and other paintings printed on them.  Eventually, I’m going to treat myself to these notebooks featuring my painting “Desert View.”

With that, here is 8 March 2022’s “Even More Little Paintings“:

I took a bit of a break from painting last week to finish up Péchés d’âge moyen, my short collection of twelve original piano miniatures, but by the time “More Little Paintings: Hearts and an Octopus” posted last week, I’d already churned out a total of fifteen of these little guys.

Rather than subject you to week after week of bizarre paintings, I figured I’d dump them all into one post:

Little Paintings Collage

That’s the full array of them, hastily photographed as I was running out the door to work Monday morning.  I’ve had a great deal of fun putting them together, and while I have no illusions that I’m some kind of amazing artist, they do possess a certain primitivist, Picasso-esque charm.

The heart-headed Frankenstein’s Monster and the octopus on the right are already spoken for, but I’ll be posting the rest of these bad boys as merch on my Bandcamp merch page pretty soon (possibly by the time you read this post, if I am feeling motivated).

I’ve included here more detailed shots of the paintings I have not featured in past “Little Paintings” posts.  My mom suggested I try my hand at bees, as they’re “in” right now, apparently.  “Bee Happy” came out okay, but my first attempt—what I’ve dubbed “Creepy Bee”—came out pretty wonky:

There’s a reason he is “creepy!”  The flower in “Bee Happy” was the result of a happy accident:  I’d painted a smiley face, but its border was too thick and it looked bizarre.  After attempting in vain to paint back over the black outline and features of the smiley face, I had the idea to paint over the face with dark purple, mimicking a flower that actually grows in my garden (the name of which I am too much of an amateur to know or remember).

The rest are pretty self-explanatory.  You can see my series of octopus paintings, including “Ghostopus,” and the very fun “Psychtopus,” who is using his psychic abilities to… look really intense, I guess?

Here’s the nine newest ones, all laid out for your enjoyment:

I only have nine little 5″x7″ canvasses left, and I hope to fill them all with more whimsical, grotesque paintings.

Happy Tuesday!



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