Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nosey Mouse...

I'm pleased to introduce Nosey Mouse. She arrived this afternoon and has been exploring the studio. When she settles down, we're going to work on a challenge painting.

Sculptor Steve Worthington has asked approximately 20 artists to participate in a challenge using their choice of one of five bronze mice he's created. When all the paintings are finished, he's going to gather them into a book which he plans to publish this summer and he'll donate the proceeds from the book sales to animal shelters. I'll post updates here as things progress.

I can't encourage you enough to explore Steve's blog and website -- he has some fabulous sculptures of mice, frogs, and toads, to name a few of his critters. And his short videos are very quirky and fun to watch!!

And to those patient souls who have been waiting (endlessly, it must seem by now) for my follow-up post on masking techniques -- please bear with me. It's just been a bit chaotic here and I haven't had the energy to compose the material into a coherent post.

I'm also working on another challenge with
Pablo Villicana Lara and Jelaine Faunce (and possibly a fourth artist) and will be posting the results next week. We've got a great subject -- very timely as you will see -- and I'm dying to see what my fellow painters have come up with.


  1. What a gorgeous visitor to have around the house - it looks like a real mouse has been dipped in chocolate (What a thought!)

    Such a worthy cause as well.

    Off to look at more of both your work,



  2. I love this little mouse. What inspiration for a painting!

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  3. Nosey's twin brother arrived at my studio yesterday. I can't wait to see the final results of this project.

  4. Thanks, Cindy and Jeanette -- I'm having a great time -- I've got more ideas than I'll ever have time to paint for this project!!

    K -- I'm glad to be in such good company!! I've seen Carol Marine's finished painting and Jeff Hayes has just posted his plans for his mouse -- this will be such fun!!

  5. Wow - sounds like that will be some challenge - can't wait to see them all!
    Glad you are back!

  6. "Chubby" showed up on my doorstep yesterday. He's very upset about being stuffed in a box for two days but says he'll get over it if I feed him. Like he needs it. (eyes rolling)

  7. Hi, Deb -- back just in time for allergy season!! ;-D

    Jelaine -- we meet again!! ;-D This is going to be so much fun!!

  8. Eeeek!

    It scared me! That's how realistic that mouse looked!

    Very cool!



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