Monday, June 29, 2015

Tater Tot - Small Acrylic Painting ACEO of Classic Toy

Tater Tot
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Loving Mr. Potato Head! I have a few new pieces for him, so I just jave to play some more.....

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Skips - Small Acrylic Painting of Neon Sign

Wish You Were Here Project
6 x 4 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Just a small part of a wonderful sign at Skip's Hamburgers in Merrimac, Massachusetts. I've tried a few different crops of the sign, trying to decide on some ideas for another larger piece.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Roundabout - Acrylic Painting of Cherry Tomatoes with Stripes

14 x 11 inches
acrylic on canvas

Circles and stripes - what's not to love?!
This piece won an honorable mention at the Greater Haverhill Arts Association Annual Open Art Exhibition

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Plaza Motel - Acrylic Painting of Neon Sign

"Wish You Were Here"
Plaza Motel
Peabody, Massachusetts
6 x 4", acrylic on watercolor paper

I wanted to do a re-do on this sign with out the neon being pink! Considering a larger version of part of this sign.....

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hilltop House - Acrylic Painting of the Hilltop Steakhouse Neon Sign

Hilltop House
12 x 12 inches
acrylic on canvas

One of my favorite signs to paint, this is the largest one I have painted of the Hilltop cactus yet.

The actual restaurant was demolished about a month or so ago, but the sign still stands.
This painting sold at the first night of the Art in the Barn at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Commissioned House Portrait - Small Custom Acrylic Painting by Debbie Shirley

4 x 6 inches
acrylic on canvas

This was a little house portrait commission. Are you interested in having one done for your own? Contact me for more information!
p.s. They also make a great gift for that hard to buy for person.....(think birthdays, anniversaries, house warming, weddings, etc.....)

Monday, June 8, 2015

From the Grey - Small Acylic Painting ACEO Purple Iris

From the Grey
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches 
acrylic on watercolor paper

I haven't done many of these little ACEO-size pieces for a while. I am considering doing a few for upcoming shows. This was painting on a very grey day when I desperately needed a little spring bloom. And irises always make things better.....

Friday, June 5, 2015

Sweet Escape - Acrylic Painting Still Life of Vintage Board Game

Sweet Escape
12 x 9 inches
acrylic on canvas

Playing around with vintage board games again - a little CandyLand piece - having fun with the "characters".

This piece is part of my solo exhibition at the Provident Bank in Seabrook, NH through August.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Spuds Surrenders - Acrylic Painting of a Classic Toy by Debbie Shirley

Spuds Surrenders
10 x 20 inches
acrylic on canvas

Okay, I was having a little fun with this are just too much fun to paint, and Mr. Potatohead is one of my favorites. In my mind he just kept peeking in from different edges of the canvas, so I might have to play with this some more. One of my friends said it looks like at Potatohead photobomb - hmmmmm....I like that idea......

Spuds is currently on exhibit at the Provident Bank in Seabrook, NH. He is peeking out over the top of the coin machine there - let me know if you spot him!