Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Summer of Color - Mint Chocolate Chip



I've been slinging paint and cranking out all sorts of things in my time home over the past week. Between working on the first assignment for Total Alignment over at Dirty Footprints Studio, working with oil pastels in my art journal, going to a beer festival at the zoo and staying out way too late with a new friend, I got a late start on my piece for this week's Summer of Color prompt.

Luckily, the little guy who jumped up and said 'Me, me, paint me!' was incredibly cooperative and more cuddly than you'd expect from someone of his species. So let me introduce you to the Mint Yeti:



This furry fellow is painted on 8x10 stretched canvas with acrylics. We know there's not much brown aside from his eyes, so we hope you'll let the warm gray pass for the chips part of the ice cream inspiration.

I had some "help" with this project this week too. You see the tube of gray paint rolled off my table and I didn't notice it at first. Little Luna was kind enough to fetch it back for me:


Luna's idea of 'helping'.

Gray patches of evidence.

Someone is pleased with herself, gray patches and all! Those spots on her arm and shoulder are not normally there...

28 comments:

  1. Eeee!! I love him, he is fabulous. And I think he is plenty mint chocolate chip. It was awful nice of Luna to lend an assist.

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  2. I love this - the little yeti is so cute and as for Luna - what a doll!

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  3. I love your mint Yeti - so cool!! LOL - BJ

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  4. The mint Yeti is great. Perhaps next time you could just paint spots directly onto the doggy! She is soooooooooo cute! Valerie

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  5. I LOVE your Mint Yeti. Luna looks like fun to play with :).

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  6. So cute, wouldn't he be adorable on a greeting card?
    x x x

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  7. Luna is very artistic and is such a good helper. I love your minty yeti :)

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  8. Sweet yeti & lovely Luna:) Loved them both...it's always so nice to have a pet :)

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  9. Love this creative piece ~ Wonderful and glad to see you have a 'fur person' assistant too ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Luna is so cute and a great artist's helper!! Lovin' your mint yeti, I really like the cool colours!!

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  11. awww... he is very cuddly! sounds like you had a wonderful week!

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  12. Awww ...very cute and great little helper...xxx

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  13. Lovely painting and adorable little dog.

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  14. Your mint yeti is awesome.... I love the tones you've used

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  15. OH MY GOD I love yesti'S!! Thisa is amazing!!

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  16. Love your art and that looks like something my dogs would do!

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  17. You had a lot of fun with this and it shows!

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  18. my dog is quite the helper... he rested his head on my palette yesterday and now has some lovely tinges in his beard!!! great little painting and hope that you are help free for the challenge next week

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  19. Tooo cute!! love him.. and what a great helper you have...lol..
    xx

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  20. what a cute yeti this is! He looks real relaxed...like your little helper too ;)

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  21. Love it! and your helper is adorable!!

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  22. Beautiful! I love the colors!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful!.. LOVE your mint yeti! ...and your little furry helper is rather cute too!!

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  24. love the mint yeti! ...and your name!

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  25. The cuteness in this post is as sweet as mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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