This was a painting commission for a friend in Texas, a birthday gift for his wife. Their beautiful German Shepherd Monte died last Summer and having lost our own girl Wolfie last December I really wanted to do a good job. It’s acrylic on canvas, my largest painting to date, and you can see how it took over my tiny office as I worked on it! They loved it and I plan on painting Wolfie for Veronica and myself sometime soon.
Oh dear, Mr. Heckle Grizzledumb and his hulking son Neddy are having trouble trying to get Mrs. Grizzledumb’s gnarly old wardrobe through the front door. Suddenly Heckle drops his end of the huge wardrobe right on his toe! He bellows in pain as poor Neddy tries to keep it from toppling over. The wardrobe doors fly open and out tumble the ugliest dresses Gabriel has ever seen! Neddy runs to scoop them from out of the mud but slips and falls face first into the whole mess!
Gabriel laughs heartily at the scene and offers to help.
Gabriel the Gnome is a happy-go-lucky little fellow who lives in the woods of Corrigeen. He has many friends, most of whom are woodland animals and insects, like Lucinda the Ladybird.
When Gabriel hears noises coming from outside his cosy tree-trunk home one morning he goes outside to investigate.
Uh-oh – Gabriel has new neighbours – a Goblin family!
Acrylic on watercolour block. I hope to do more seascapes soon. This beach is on the Wexford coast and is always pretty quiet. Our dogs love it!
My first Joker painting, acrylic on 12×12″ canvas. For larger images or to purchase visit here: Store