As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. -- Calvin and Hobbes

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Joe The Thug

"Joe The Thug"
ACEO 2.5x3.5"
Acrylic on canvas

My friend Christy wanted her cat, Joe to be fat cat! So, in the spirit of Al Capone, with the gangster car, the city background, and the patent leather shoes, I painted Joe, immortalized as the lazy thug that he is.

Christy Dekoning is a watercolor artist living in Ontario, whose portraits will become an heirloom in anyone's family. Visit Christy's blog: Travels in Watercolors

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  1. Joe is great! I know who Christy is and I do have a couple of her ACEOs. She is a wonderful artist.

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  3. Well Thank you Marlene! That is so sweet!

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  6. You know, I think I have a bad habit of leaving a comment and then closing the tab before I enter the captcha.
    Because I definitely commented on this last week!!!

    Thank you for doing an insanely awesome job on Joe. I love it!!!!

    AND.... guess what?

    You won a portrait in my March Giveaway!!!!

    Karma, my friend. Karma.

    ~ Christy DeKoning


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