This year I issued a challenge to myself to enter some art contests in 2014. In no way do I expect to win anything but I want to do it to push myself creatively. Whatever happens will happen. I learned of a contest called “The People’s Art Contest” that is a 2D art contest which much be a painting or drawing (no prints, photography, etc.). The theme is “eggs”, so that immediately made me think of one of my newest series of paintings I’ve been working on as of late…a Russian Blue cat named “Jester”. Jester and eggs…I’m working on it now and hope to finish him up today maybe. I realized I hadn’t shown y’all the other Jester paintings in my series.
This one is the first in the Jester series, and it has sold already. I titled it “Feline Fine Dining”:
The second features Jester lounging on a hammock…”Well Hello There”
The third in the series, Jester’s hungry again and has a taste for a feathered delicacy. I call this one “Incognito” for the tree or post that Jester has assumed for this adventure 🙂
The top one “Feline Fine Dining” listing has already ended and he went to a collector in New Hampshire. The other two “Well Hello There” and “Incognito” are still up for a few more days in my ebay shop. More to come in the Jester series, too.
I’m nervous somewhat about entering the contest, though. Many of the entries already submitted are AMAZING realism paintings. Mine is obviously going to be humorous…as you can get a really good idea about in the paintings above. I’ll let y’all know when it starts so you can get in on the voting. And, I won’t be asking for votes for myself because that’s not the way I think is right…just for votes for the painting you love whichever that may be. From what I’ve seen so far, you’re going to have an extremely difficult decision with the pieces you’ll be seeing!