His Eye is On the Sparrow

November 30, 2015 by  
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His Eye is On the Sparrow

acrylic on canvas

I have no doubt He cares very deeply for us, and even for the sparrows.
But sparrows still die.
Bad things still happen.

These painting, for me, illustrate the big question, as old as Job.  The one left unanswered: “Why”.

A study of birds:

New Page on the Site!

November 13, 2015 by  
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I’ve made a page on my site dedicated to paintings:

http://rachelpeters.com/artwork/paintings/

Enjoy!

Franken Toys Are Back!

November 8, 2015 by  
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THEY’RE HERE!  THEY’RE HERE!  THEY’RE HERE!

For the first time in years you can shop for more Franken Toys! And just in time for Christmas!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/frankentoys

Keep an eye out for the shop to grow! Because I’ve got a million limbs, butts and severed heads in my closet, ready to go!

…wow, that did not come out in a way that does NOT make me sound like  a serial killer.

Regardless of how psychotic I may or may not sound, go check out my store!

You can also check out the gallery of sold and gifted toys of yore!

http://rachelpeters.com/artwork/toy-design/

More Painting

May 29, 2015 by  
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I have one more painting to add to the collection of stuff I painted based on photos friends have uploaded to facebook.

This one is of Port Chevalier, Auckland New Zealand.  The photo is, again, by variety performer, musician and pretty great photographer, Kim Potter.

I don’t really like painting landscapes all that much, but if I can find something to treat like a character, I’m happy.  These trees have a lot of character.

Kim's Port Chevalier

Kim's Port Chevalier

Photo by Kim Potter

Photo by Kim Potter

And now I must pack away the paints and easel and move to Toronto.  Here’s hoping they come back out again when I settle on the other side.

Painting

May 13, 2015 by  
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I’ve had a little time off between one job ending and a move back to Toronto to start new work.
This time has been painting time.

I always fancied myself a cubits and some of my past paintings have leaned in that direction, but I’m trying to just let stuff come out the way it wants to come out, with no expectations.  It’s not nearly as cubist as I’d hoped it would be, but it feels right anyway.  At least for now.  I’m basing all my paintings right now on photos friends have uploaded to facebook that have caught my eye.

Here’s what I’ve done so far, along with the photos they’re based on:

Josva's Kissing Apples

Based on this photo by Josva Halseide:

Kim’s Boots

Based on this photo by Kim Potter:

Lia's Treasures

Lia's Treasures

Based on this photo by Kimberly Naranjo

Kim's Dinner Plate 1

Kim's Dinner Plate 2

Based on this photo by Kim Potter:

Kim's Luggage

Based on this photo by Kim Potter:

Kim's Room

Kim

Based on this photo by Kim Potter:
UPDATE:  Here’s another – http://rachelpeters.com/more-painting/2942/

Digging up Old Memories

April 3, 2015 by  
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I’m packing up my belongings to, once again, move far away.  I’ve learned I can enjoy it a little if I take control of the situation by pulling out all of my belongings, reorganizing and pairing down.  For some reason I have tax returns dating back to 2008.  I don’t need those to come with me.

In this process I found some old sketch books as well as a bunch of loose papers I’m surprised survived all these moves.

Here are some I had all but forgotten existed.

First is a design of a girl who kind of looks a little like me.  The head rotation isn’t the greatest (especially the profile that seems to be all nose and no chin), but I really do enjoy a lot about her.  I’m especially fond of her hands.  It’s a shame she ended up in the bottom of a trunk.

I also dug up some drawings that were from a book of Steve McCurry photography (the National Geographic photographer famous for “The Afghan Girl”)

The photos I took are a little grainy, but I couldn’t muster the energy to boot up the ol’ scanner.

FOUND ~ A story board

March 29, 2015 by  
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Here is a story I wrote in pictures.

There are all sorts of jump cuts and bad boarding throughout this piece, but I feel the story is worth sharing!  I’m currently cutting together a second round, fixing all the problems.

Enjoy!
…I like action sequences.

Cutey Cut-Outs

January 23, 2015 by  
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New design, commissioned for a studio’s series pitch.  I like construction paper!

Franken Toy, Ahoy!

September 7, 2014 by  
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Here is my first Franken Toy in the last two or three years since they blew up all over the internets!
I didn’t have time to give him a name, because he was being gifted at a baby shower minutes after he came to life. …But I have more parts.  Brace yourselves for more franken cuties!

Faun Doll

August 3, 2014 by  
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Forgive the horrible photos, but I’m very excited about a doll I’ve sculpted.  When I find or make a box to hang her in, I’ll take another photo. This is my little faun doll, made from Sculpy and acrylic paint.  I credit the inspiration to create her to my procrastinating serious projects!

Now that I’m finished making her I have no excuses… except that I just started re-watching Cheers and there are 11 seasons.  Oh, and you can’t finish Cheers without moving on to the 11 seasons of Frasier…  Well, I guess I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me.

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