Friday, April 25, 2014

Chattering Parrots

I am very excited because tomorrow I am going to the Maryland Bacon Festival. I mean, come on, who doesn't like bacon? Well okay vegetarians don't like it but apart from that? This event will feature both bacon sampling and full sized bacon cuisine, bacon confectionary delights, bacon eating contests, bacon cooking demonstrations, live music from some of the area's top bands (who also love bacon), a bacon themed children's zone, bacon cooking competitions, full service bars with beer, liquor, wine and bacon themed cocktails, a vendor village featuring various non-food bacon themed vendors and much more. Oooh can't wait to find out what a bacon themed cocktail is!

Anyway I have had a pretty tropical week and there are some new items for sale in my Etsy Shop:

Here's my colorful watercolor tiger:

And a bunch of chattering parrots:

What do you think they are saying to each other?

Linking up to Paint Party Friday so come join in the fun!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Crosstown Traffic

I used to live in London where there is a lot of traffic. But of course most of our cabs are black so this scene is about those Big Yellow Taxis you get in New York. Don't you just love all the hustle and bustle in New York? All the swagger and attitude of the taxi drivers - I just love it!! So I painted this little watercolor. Let's call it 'Crosstown Traffic' Take it away Jimi .......

You jump in front of my car when you,
You know all the time that
Ninety miles an hour, girl, is the speed I drive
You tell me it's alright, you don't mind a little pain
You say you just want me to take you for a ride

You're just like crosstown traffic
So hard to get through to you
Crosstown traffic
I don't need to run over you
Crosstown traffic
All you do is slow me down
And I'm tryin' to get on the other side of town 

Crosstown Traffic by Jimi Hendrix on Grooveshark

I've also gotten away from the concrete jungle this week and back to nature. I did some fun Pop Art portraits I think you'll enjoy:

1. Mr Pug - available as a print here at Redbubble

2. A squirrel in my garden I call 'Cheerful Nut'

Linking up to Paint Party Friday and Illustration Friday so come join in the fun!
pugs art for sale