Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Peeps challenge...


What Did You Expect from Marshmallow Eggs? - 6" x 8"
watercolor by Chris Beck


Me and My Peeps - 7" x 9"
watercolor by Pablo Villicana Lara


Late Bloomer - 6" x 6"
oil on cradled hardboard by Jelaine Faunce

There's nothing quite like a challenge to get the old brain cells fired up for painting -- doesn't matter if it's a serious subject or something as silly as Peeps. I've been wanting to do something with these critters for years, but I really needed some co-conspirators. Enter Jelaine and Pablo -- the best compadres you could ask for. It's such a treat to see their inspired creations!!

Like Pablo, I struggled with this painting -- some defective paper set me back not once, but twice -- and like Pablo, I wondered if my original title had somehow offended the universe. We won't go into details here -- just in case!!

For purchase information, email me: chris@chrisbeckstudio.com

29 comments:

  1. Thanks, Jeff -- it was a lot of fun -- even starting over twice didn't dampen my enthusiasm!!

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  2. The end result is amazing! Starting again tells me you are a perfectionist!

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  3. This fabulous! I love them all. Chris I especially love your
    little flock of blue birds.

    We must have been on a similar wavelength as I was eying up peeps the other day with painting potential!

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  4. All three works are very clever and beautifully executed! Just great.

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  5. Chris..these are just a treat. Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Who'd a thunk it? Happy Easter!

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  7. Marie, I thought I'd done something that ruined the paper the first time, so the second loss was a bit of a shock -- but I so wanted to paint this that I never thought about giving up.

    Jeanette, we'll have to expand the challenge next year!!

    Kathy, I'm sure you could sneak a peep into one of your egg paintings!! ;-D

    Julie, and Deb -- glad you liked these. Happy Easter to you too, Deb!

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  8. Sweet! They make me smile. Love the title, too.

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  9. Fantastic. You really captured the sugary coating on the peeps. Cute!

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  10. Thanks, Terri and Michelle!! Glad you like them!

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  11. You are hilarious! What a treat to see art and laugh out loud. Such creativity and expertise - from all 3 of you! looking forward to the next challenge results.

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  12. Thanks, Sandy!! Glad you got a laugh out of it -- my peeps and I had a lot of fun painting these!!

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  13. These are really fun. And don't discount their value. I heard on a local radio show this week that this is the last year peeps will be produced - they are being discontinued. I can't believe it, but if true, you may have something here.

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  14. Sue, that wouldn't have been today's news item, by any chance? Sounds like an April Fool's joke to me.

    Anyway, glad you liked our challenge!

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  15. Oh, these are all so great! So glad to see the bluebirds had such a lively brood...

    I love seeing these challenges - you're very fortunate to have such talented artists to push and inspire you!

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  16. Thanks, Mary and Diahn!!

    Diahn, I'm thinking we should start an annual Peep-a-thon and invite a bunch more people next year!!

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  17. OMG, these are fantastic - funny, amazing, and beautifully painted!!! What fun :)

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  18. Thanks, Rhonda!! Nice to hear from you and glad you liked them.

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  19. They're all so great! Perfect theme. The trifecta of painters with creativity, humor and talent. :-D

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  20. Chris, you crack me up!!! I love it! The eye roll of the central bluebird says it all.

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  21. Thanks, Liz!! Glad we made you smile!!

    R - how nice to hear from you!! I'm always amazed at how much personality these little guys have, given that they're inanimate salt shakers!!

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  22. Chris!

    What fun!

    All three of you did a great job on these!

    -Dean

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  23. Thanks, Dean!! Glad you liked it. Like your new profile pic!!

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  24. A Peep-A-Thon! ! ! ! ha ha ha ha ha
    ! I'm in!
    Had so much fun with this challenge I can't tell ya! Let's keep challenging ourselves! Maybe more artists will join us?
    I love your painting!

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  25. Hey Pablo!! Yup, we gotta get more people involved next year!! If you didn't see Jeanette Jobson's Peep painting yet, go check out her blog!! And I think there are a few more folks who might jump in if we publicize this!!

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  26. Hey Chris, really nice works, Inspiring!

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  27. Thanks, Patty!! Glad you stopped by and left a comment.

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