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it goes like this

it goes like this

The vocabulary used to describe modern art is often complicated and full of jargon; either so much is said of so little or little is said of much. Me,  I try not to be difficult. Art is why I get up in the morning but I’m not attempting to convey any grand statement beyond telling you of my day. On sunny days I like to stand on street corners in crowded cities just to watch the people walking by. On rainy days I like to sling paint onto things and call it art. Sometimes people give me money for this. That’s kinda cool.

My paintings are a blend of shimmering colors, simple shapes, random illustrations and metal leaf mixed together and held in place by luminous oils used to convey the essence of a marshy beach, a tall building, a fast car, a broken heart, basic mathematics, sailor tattoos, and the stories told along the way.

I bet if you sit back, relax a bit and look hard enough you’ll even see the map to my house that I’ve carefully drawn for you. You’re invited to come on by, take a look around and seek your own conclusions…

& it goes like this…

 

Jack-A-Lope

The Little Beasties Pet Project – A Portrait Series

Original Paintings & Hand Drawn Digital Illustrations

A Portrait of Jack – Watercolor on Wood Panel – 10″ x 10″

(Private Collection – New York City)

I don’t think of Jack-A-Lopes when I think of Jack but if you knew Jack it would make sense. When it came to my mind there was no question about it. He would wear those antlers well if he actually had antlers growing out of his head. Where else would a little two inch tall Jack-a-Lope live? Of course! A little golden birdcage hanging from a tree branch & surrounded by cherry blossoms. One thing quickly led to another as they tend to do these days and this little painting is the result. 

~ Michelle Stewart

Finger Paint

The Lucky 13 Loteria

A New Series of Factory Made Digital Paintings

The Lucky 13 Loteria is the brand new 2013 Cracker Factory version of the classic Mexican Loteria cards. Just released and available for purchase directly from the Cracker Factory through our Etsy shop. Each Illustration in this series is being released in a limited edition run of 50 museum quality archival prints. A certificate of authenticity will accompany each signed and numbered print.

Our limited edition giclee prints can be purchased on Etsy at the CrackerFactory Print Shop

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Not Carl

This is not Carl. Not Carl isn’t from the Pacific Northwest. Not Carl has a fancy sword just like Carls. No Carl knows how to use it too. Not Carl also fights demons & has disarmed many an opponent from pirates to ninjas & even pirate-ninjas. Maybe one day Not Carl will challenge Carl to a duel. Woo-Hoo!

Seattle Carl – Digital Illustrations of  My Favorite Swashbuckler Set Against a World of Geometric Abstraction

Mother Ship

Digital paste-up/e-collage – composited illustrations made from an assemblage of different forms.

Design – Iconic Atomic

Finger Painted Digital Illustrations – Factory Made By Hand!

Formula Five is Geometric

Formula Five is Geometric – The Formula Won Series

A Collection of Mid-Century Inspired Digitally Illustrated Geometric Abstractions

Pick-A-Pepper

The Little Beasties Pet Project – A Portrait Series

Original Paintings & Hand Drawn Digital Illustrations

No. 104 – El Boxeadore

The Lucky 13 Loteria

A New Series of Factory Made Digital Paintings

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Roscoe P. Coltrane

The Little Beasties Pet Project – A Portrait Series

Original Paintings & Hand Drawn Digital Illustrations

roscoe p. coltrane

Little Boxer Boy

Digital Illustrations – A Blending of Factory Made Geometric Abstraction with Finger Painting

Little Nami Super Sonic Shark Puppy

The Little Beasties Pet Project – A Portrait Series

Original Paintings & Hand Drawn Digital Illustrations

Little Nami

It’s That Little Wave of Wonder – Nami the Super-Sonic Shark Puppy!

Big Country

In A Big Country Dreams Stay With You

…I’m not expecting to grow flowers in the desert, but I can live and breathe and see the sun in wintertime…

Hand Crafted Factory Made Digital Illustration

Foggy Notion

Well I Got a Foggy Notion, Do It Again

…She’s over by the corner, Got her hands by her sides…

Hand Crafted Factory Made Digital Illustration

Carl vs. Red Dawn

This is Carl. Carl hasn’t seen the new Red Dawn movie but he remembers the original. Carl never shouts “Wolverines”! Carl is from the Pacific Northwest. Carl has a fancy sword & knows how to use it. Carl fights demons & has disarmed many an opponent from pirates to ninjas & even pirate-ninjas. Woo-Hoo!

Seattle Carl – Digital Illustrations of  My Favorite Swashbuckler Set Against a World of Geometric Abstraction

Carl vs. La Espada

This is Carl. Carl is from the Pacific Northwest. Carl has a fancy la espada & knows how to use it. Carl fights demons & has disarmed many an opponent from pirates to ninjas & even pirate-ninjas. Woo-Hoo!

Seattle Carl – Digital Illustrations of  My Favorite Swashbuckler Set Against a World of Geometric Abstraction

Carl vs. the Seattle Pirate Ninja

This is Carl. Carl is from the Pacific Northwest. Carl has a fancy sword & knows how to use it. Carl fights demons & has disarmed many an opponent from pirates to ninjas & even pirate-ninjas. Woo-Hoo!

Seattle Carl – Digital Illustrations of  My Favorite Swashbuckler Set Against a World of Geometric Abstraction

No. 107 – La Espada

The Lucky 13 Loteria

A New Series of Factory Made Digital Paintings

Our House

Our House It Has a Crowd

…There’s always something happening and it’s usually quite loud…

Hand Crafted Factory Made Digital Illustrations

Factory Design

Finger Painted Digital Illustrations – Factory Made By Hand!

Carl n’ Black n’ White

This is Carl. Carl is Black & White. Carl is from the Pacific Northwest. Carl has a fancy sword & knows how to use it. Carl fights demons & has disarmed many an opponent from pirates to ninjas & even pirate-ninjas. Woo-Hoo! .

Seattle Carl – Digital Illustrations of  My Favorite Swashbuckler Set Against a World of Geometric Abstraction

Milo

The Little Beasties Pet Project – A Portrait Series

Original Paintings & Hand Drawn Digital Illustrations

Milo

If anyone was ever in need of a theme song it’s Milo…

Super Vigilant

Kitten & Canine Comics from the Pet Projects Series

Hand Made Graphic Design

Cat Fighting Kittens

Kitten & Canine Comics from the Pet Projects Series

Hand Made Graphic Design


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