Ink, paint, metallic paint, mixed media on paper. Original 5″ x 7″
December’s Nibblefest NFAC theme is “Krampus.” I had never heard of him until this theme came up.
Apparently he is the anti-thesis to St. Nicholas and is the one that gives coal to all the misbehaving children.
Per Wikipedia: Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic folklore figure described as “half-goat, half-demon” who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.
Original hand painted collage of a vintage Krampus head floating in an original hand painted and illustrated coal spitting globe machine. The globe is actually shiny and glittery which doesn’t show up in the photo of the painting.
Little lighthearted artwork I worked on over the weekend.
EBSQart online art community has an Exhibit this month to do with “Crowns.”
I haven’t entered a show in a while and the prospectus on the exhibit is to “be announced” but I was just playing around with ideas this weekend because I was in a creating mood and when an artist is in one of those moods, they just “got to create.”
I don’t need the impetus of a pending exhibit or show to want to create because I am always thinking, planning and scheming up an art piece…(-:
Wishing you a cheery, happy and positive rest of the week!
5″ x 7″ original art, colored pencil mixed media painting on paper by Sherry Key
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5″ x 7″ ink, mixed media collage on art paper. Original Lowbrow, Pop Surreal art by Sherry Key aka Skey.
When pigs fly,
my oh my,
what a sight that will be in the sky.
An impossibility? An adynaton, a hyperbole?
Well if it is a possibility,
I’m hoping that I will be the first to see.
“The phrase “Whenpigs fly” is an adynaton- – a figure of speech so hyperbolic that it describes an impossibility. The implication of such a phrase is that the circumstances in question (the adynaton, and the circumstances to which the adynaton is being applied) will never occur.”
(Made this original little artwork to take to auction at my family reunion to raise money for the next year. We’ve been having this reunion for over 41 years now, wow!)
On my previous post where the challenge was to create an artwork from a scribble I created an artwork named “My Pet Chinese Dragon.”
I kept wanting to carry the artwork a little bit further and after mulling it over in my head I started trimming away at it with some decorative edging scissors and placing the loose pieces in various configurations using black paper as my background.
It is sometimes hard to let yourself do this with the original because after all you put in on the artwork the first time, you can’t uncut it once you have cut it, as it were.
Then I cut some more pieces and parts and some of them looked like they would make good clouds so I painted those blue with white dots and placed those here and there until it was pleasing to me. And it was good.
I took a photo of this through the glass because I haven’t affixed any of the pieces to the black paper yet so it’s not as clear as it is in person.
This version has more depth and interest to me. I “likey”…(-:
Great Monday day to you! Why am I talking like this? I don’t know.
While I can say Grandma looks adorable for her age, and maybe her support hose are held up by a fancy garter belt under that dress, I still may have to seriously rethink my CROCS as a fashion accessory.