Thursday, April 5, 2012

3rd Annual Peeps Challenge...


Hope Springs Eternal
watercolor, 6" x 6"
Chris Beck


Pod Peep-L
watercolor, 10.5" x 8"
Pablo Villicana Lara


<...cue trumpet fanfare...>  The 3rd Annual Peeps Challenge, now posted for your viewing pleasure!!  

Sugary candy, zany ideas, and painting -- what could be more fun? And if things bog down a bit, the sugary candy comes to the rescue! Thanks to Pablo for suggesting we do this again. You can pop over to his blog to read all about his marvelous Pod Peep-L.

I have to admit that a fondness for foil-wrapped chocolate eggs had a lot to do with my idea.  And having an excuse to hunt down the perfect tiny Easter basket and some great shredded paper "grass" was another point in its favor. Add to that the opportunity to pay a visit to the fabric shop for just the right piece of background fabric and you have all the things that make these challenges so much fun for me.  I took some liberties with the colors in the fabric and my edible subject materials didn't quite make it to the finish line, but who's keeping track?

Hope you enjoy our little bit of spring silliness!!

18 comments:

  1. Fabulous,so fresh and hopeful.Another example of your mastery.

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  2. Chris this is amazing! I just love those foil covered eggs too and you have painted them wonderfully! Love those little sparkles. :)) Looks like a ton of fun.

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  3. Thanks, Jyoti and Crystal -- glad you stopped in for a peep!! ;-)

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  4. YEY! Peeps! I love your painting Chris!

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  5. Thanks, Pablo -- I love your painting too!! Inspired fun!!

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  6. Thank to both of you! They are very cute.

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  7. Wow, so much detail and so exquisitely painted. My flits from one section to the next taking in the little details that make this work so beautifully.

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  8. I just laugh every time I look at these! You two are so clever it is just wonderful!!! I need to step inside your heads as I need some help in this department! ha!! Chris...I would like some zaney from shelf 3 and Pablo and little nutty from the right on self 2 Please!

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  9. Thanks, Kathryn, Jeanette, and Jane!! We both have a silly streak and enjoy these challenges a lot -- glad they were a hit with you too!!

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  10. The foil-covered eggs look good enough to eat! And I'm ready to throw that marshmallow chick in the microwave-may favorite way to eat them!

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  11. Extreme Peeps!! ;-) I've seen videos of microwaving peeps, but haven't tried it myself. Might have to check that out.

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  12. Easter is more fun with your "Peeps Challenge!" Now when I see Peeps in the store, I picture one of your paintings . . . you've given the little boxes with rows of Peeps life!

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  13. Thanks, Kathleen -- that's delightful -- glad we've created some magic!!

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  14. Was it your peeps that I saw in the FCA magazine this month?
    I admit I hate the taste of Peeps but the colour is definitely eye candy!

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  15. Angela, I don't know anything about the FCA magazine -- but if my peeps were in their magazine, it was without my knowledge or consent.

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  16. Just found your blog, these beautiful paintings give new meaning to Peeps!!!Love them, both your paintings and peeps!!!

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  17. Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment!! Glad you enjoyed our Peeps painting challenge!!

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