Thursday, November 10, 2011

DOUG

8x8" oil on cradled hardboard
SOLD

And, here's Doug. He's just your average bee. Dependable, good natured—unless pheromones indicate otherwise or course—faithful and hardworking. Dutifully brings the honey home to the wife and kids, family day and chores on Saturday, football on Sunday with the occasional side trip to Home Depot to keep the hive in tip top shape. He's even nice to his mother-in-law.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

15 comments:

  1. The names you give your critters and their stories you write about them are priceless! What a wonderful sense of humour and imagination you have, not to mention your painting skills, another beauty.

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  2. Well how the hell have I missed so many of your beautiful posts?!! Seriously Suzanne, your talent just soars and your work is fantastic. I just read your interview by Carrie. It was great learning a bit more about you! Your husband is an artist too. Whoa ; ) I am really blown away at how beautifully and precisely you paint - your bugs, for sure - but the figures you've done are top-notch as well. It is a pleasure to see your work scroll up. Love.

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  3. Doug is definitely outstanding!! love all of his colors! You did it again Suzanne


























    I love Doug, Suzanne!! His color is outstanding! Beautifully painted.. once again.

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  4. Doug! heheh...I love it!

    The model citizen honey bee and a real charmer. Keep churning them out Suzanne, you're on a roll.

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  5. And WHAT a handsome Doug he is!!! God, the colors in him are fabulous, my Gunkie Friend!!

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  6. Hi there Suzanne!... More BUZZZZZZZZ!... and Doug's brilliant in his fuzzy best! You really give him some much needed class and status Suz!!!

    "Just an average bee".... despite all of the ingratiating traits... still a "drone"!!! Imagine spending one's life creating wax hexogonal cubicles.... hive cleaning... air conditioning for hours on end... and gaining frequent flyer points ad nauseum to make honey... that somebody else will sell.... UGH!

    "To bee... or not to bee..."HUMMMMMMMMMM!!! Not simply a question... rather a sentence!
    Back to the easel for Moi!

    Good one Suzanne!
    Good Painting!... and Beeeeeee Happy!

    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  7. Who couldn't use a Doug in their life?? He is another fine fuzzy fellow, Suz. Bees...they're fuzzy, right? Gorgeous colors in that body!

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  8. Suzanne, I don't know what it is but something about your paintings "bug" me. Were you one of those young girls that liked bugs?

    If the real ones all looked as friendly as your paintings, I would have liked them better. Great work! Doug seems like such a good guy.

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  9. Lol! Your names make me chuckle! And help me warm to these buzzy bees! This one is amazing! Well, really they ALL are, but this one is somehow even more amazing!Maybe it's that shine on his back, or that he is larger that the others... I can't put my finger on it. Any way - brilliant! :0)

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  10. I see Doug is a colorful guy underneath though, the blues, reds, gold tones...hidden riches! He's marvelous!

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  11. Love your back story. Doug's a regular ole' drone of a guy:) Great painting, as usual!!! Your bugs are always so graphic and appealing

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  12. I always love your Bug Paintings and this series is outstanding! Your creative stories make them even more fun!

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  13. He's a beauty of a worker bee.

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  14. Well, who wouldn't love DOUG? I love his name, his looks AND his personality. What a catch!

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  15. Fabulous portrait of Doug. Funny how you are on a first name basis with the bees. I think you're on to something here!!

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