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Friday, July 08, 2011

Paint Party Friday #17


 A while back painted  this moderate sized canvas of a folk art dog named Bubbles. My adult kids really don't like it. So it's been sitting in the garage waiting to get painted over! They say he's scary! I think he's mischievous! I thought I'd at least  put him on the blog before he gets primed to death! Poor thing!
 I finally started my oak chair makeover! Funny how you can love a certain wood for years, and then it just gets to you! (I think we Overdosed on oak in the eighties!) As you can see the legs are primed with kilz, and I am in the very preliminary stages of base coating it. I have three more to do after this one, each will be unique! Then I will brave my rocking chair. Who knows, that one may just get painted white... We'll see how the others turn out first!
I had wanted plain black wood chairs, and I've been looking on Craigs list off and on for a few years  now. I'm sure once all my funky chairs are painted I will find them, or others that steal my heart even more! I'll try to post the painted chair  progress on paint party Fridays, and Bubbles friend too!  Also disliked!

39 comments:

WrightStuff said...

He is cute but... I can maybe see where they are coming from... something about the eyes maybe??

Anyway, I'm really glad you shared Bubbles with us before he got painted over.

NatashaMay said...

No way! I love Bubbles! Don't kill him. :)

Nicola said...

heheh I like Bubbles!!! Nice and bright and vibrant!

Jessie said...

Isn't it funny that I've had a passion for unpainted wood all my life (before,during and after the eighties!) and now I find myself painting it WHITE of all things! You just have to go with the flow ;)xx

Diana Evans said...

Bubbles is so much fun!!!! and the colours!!! love them!!!

La Abela said...

Friendly, and the chair with those colors is very art-deco. Saludos

Terrie said...

That's one of the best things about art - it's so individual. We don't all have to like the same things! I think his eyes are happy and fun and love his off-kilter smile. Maybe it's the tongue (I'm not a dog person so have never liked slobbery dogs :))...........

I'd say, make sure YOU don't like it before you paint over it. Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Dawn said...

I agree with Natasha no way can you paint over him. I think he's an adorable character! Dxx

Gloria said...

Oh no! Please don't destroy bubbles. He is UNIQUE! It's a great job and he has own personality shining through. Love your chair. I've been wanting to paint my chairs too and now you've got me going.:)) Have a great weekend. Take care of Bubbles.:)

Julie said...

He kind of might look like a clown dog if you squint your eyes.....

The chairs are lookin' good! Happy PPF!

Jenn said...

Heehee - I love Bubbles - he looks playful and fun! Love the colors of him and your chair!

Janet said...

Bubbles is cute! Maybe you can just do something to make him less scary to the kids. And the chairs are going to be fantastic! Keep on painting!!

INeedToColor said...

Don't kill Bubbles! He made me laugh! I agree - we way overdid the oak in the 80's thing. I can't own any of it now! Can't wait to see your finished chairs! Happy PPF!

craftattack said...

The dog is great! Paint over the family, not the dog! Valerie

Catherine... said...

What a shame to paint over Bubbles...he's bright and happy and doesn't answer back....

Christine said...

your chair matches your painting! Nice work.

Melisa said...

Oh, don't paint over Bubbles! He made me smile! I don't think he's creepy, I think he's fun.

Cre8tiveQueen said...

Love the dog, he is so cute!
Happy PPF!
Nat

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I think Bubbles has personality. More than most people.lol

Netty said...

I love Bubbles, so cheeky and zany. Loving the work on your chair, its totally fabulous. Happy PPF, Annette x

SHERI C said...

Farewell Bubbles...I kinda like ya myself. LOVE the chair! HAPPY PPF!

Kristin Dudish said...

Oh no! I think Bubbles is fantastic!!! Aaaah - don't do it! The colors, the patterns... so great!!! (Valerie's comment made me chuckle)

xo
Kristin

Dream Goddess said...

I loved Bubbles, too!!! He doesn't look scary to me at all, in fact he looks like a little jester dog, the way his ears go. Lovely clean colours! And you chair is gorgeous!! can't wait to see them all done!

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

oh what pretty colors! nice stuff.
Thanks for your kind words on my blog

Elisa said...

Is the chair real? I love it! And I find Bubbles cute and filled with mischief.. Happy PPF!

Elisa
http://harmonythoughts.com/

Roban Studio said...

Bubbles needs to be saved! Nevermind what the kids think.( my opinion). I agree with you about the overdosing of Oak furniture. I really like how you are transforming them. Love the colors! Happy PPF and thanks for stopping by to visit me. :-)

KAT said...

love your painting the chairs are so pretty and creative and unique! Hugs to you thanks for commenting and looking at my blog too happy ppf
KAT

Darla said...

Scary? No Way! I think he is misunderstood. Poor soul! He is loyal and playful...if he attacked it would be to lick you until you cry uncle but would never hurt anyone.

Mary Hysong said...

I can see where the kids are coming from; at first glance Bubbles is a bit scary; maybe it's all those teeth. But then he sort of grows on you. Love the way the chairs are coming along!

Gerri Herbst said...

gorgeous chair painting. Happy PPF. gerri

Sesenarts said...

I think your puppy is great, but I can see how his eyes may freak out the kids! :-) And those chairs are psychedelic baby! Julie

Julie said...

I really love your chair! And Bubbles is so fun.

Forgetfulone said...

Bubbles is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the chairs, too.

EVA said...

I think Bubbles is great too - love the vibrant colours!

Your chair are looking good so far - what intricate work!

Lucy said...

Giggles!!! so happy to pop in, it's been toooooo long! Okay...bubbles? he is a little scary but in a cute way! he reminds me of a psychotic blues clues dog. do u remember that show? My youngest loved it. the chair looks like it's going to be so YOu,so fun! Hope you've been well! sorry I am mia from blog reading! luv u! xox

Hybrid J said...

What a cute dog? And those eyes ... they're mesmerizing. Well Done! ;)

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

I think he's cute, I like the style you painted him! Looking forward to seeing the chairs :)

Marlene said...

Bubbles is funky, fun and colorful. Love the chairs.

peggy gatto said...

i love that chair!!!
and bubbles is a delight!

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