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Sunday, July 06, 2008

"The Bubblebees Spoil the Lollytree Chomper's Surprise Visit"


FOR SALE
Mixed media on wood.

The lollytrees sway happily in the lemony winds. They can grow tall, juicy and sweet, thanks to the vigilance of the ever protective bubblebees. This hungry, startled chomper is going to have to be a lot sneakier if he wants to partake of the plump sweets found in the very desirable country of Hills-so-pink.
Another piece for the Small Works show at Fusion Gallery in south Jersey. The opening reception is Aug. 9th, 6:00-10:00 pm. If you are in the area, it would be fun to meet some of you guys.

28 comments:

Isabelle said...

Jim, this is great, love the colors and humour. Quite a poetic landscape!

jim bradshaw said...

Hey Isabelle - thanks for your kind words.

Breadwig said...

Wow, yes, the colors in this one are awesome. And the way you've utilized the circular frame, brilliant. I thought of you a couple days ago, we were on a beach in Rhode Island that had a lot of horseshoe crab shells (they're huge), and I thought, man, Jim what a great canvas for Jim to paint on.

jim bradshaw said...

Hey Brian thanks for your comments. Yeah, the horseshoe crabs would fit in nice with the aquatic themes I've been messing with lately. That reminds me that when I was first married we lived a block from the bay in Keyport. One night my wife an me walked down and there were hundreds of horseshoe crabs on the shore and in the water mating. Still one of the most bizarre sights I ever beheld. It was a magical thing to happen upon. I totally dig aquatic life.

kim said...

Bubblebees! ha! This is really a great looking piece.

jim bradshaw said...

Thanks for your comment Kim. I'm glad you liked it.

Jo Bling said...

Jim, this is beautiful, candytastic colours my man! Let me know the next time you're doing a group show, I'd love to be on board (in fact I could do with picking your brains about US galleries anyway, full stop!!)

CJ

Melinda said...

Hey Jim!

I just came across your blog and I really dig your style! Keep up the great work!

jim bradshaw said...

CJ - thanks for the upward comments. I would love to talk galleries. I'm no expert but anytime.

Melinda - thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you dig.

Fadas & C.ยช said...

I found out your link throw IF, I took a look on your blog and WOW! Your work is really something! Love it! Congratullations!

jim bradshaw said...

thanks f&a;c :)

sung ham said...

hey there jim, i had an awesome time at the opening. glad to have met you, very cool blog you have here. hope to see you again soon. would you mind if i link your blog on my site?

jim bradshaw said...

Hey Sung. Thanks for your words. Yes, you can link to me anytime. It was cool to meet you too. All the best in your fine art endeavors.

Joe Rocco said...

Good to see your site again Jimmy!! Sorry it's been so long since I got on here. I've been consumed with a workload that has left me a worn out husk of a human being. It's great to see all your work again and that you are doing great up there. I was in NY in July for the ICON and hope to get back thataway soon.

jim bradshaw said...

Hey Joe. I thought you dropped off into the Pacific. Sounds like you are under a weight of labor my friend. Thanks for your comments. How did your sideshow turn out for you?

Joe Rocco said...

Sideshow went really well. I sold some paintin's too. That's always a great thing. I've just been stuck working as a half art director/half art slave for this entertainment company in North Hollywood. The projects are really dull, but I get to still juggle a few freelance illustration assignments each week in the mornings before I head in. I should be grateful, but the pay isn't really all that good and the projects are like watching digital paint dry. I think I was worried about the sinking economy and the fact that I wanted to pay off debts once and for all. The bosses were in Boise, ID for a few days and I got that time off. It was fantastic to get caught up on stuff and write to people I never have time to write to. I hope to visit your blog more often though. I may be leaving that AD job by tax season of next year to go back to my freelance full-time. I miss just being in my studio and doing the projects that are so much cooler than all this corporate crap. Sheesh, I'm winded now.

Joey's back! ha-cha-cha-cha-cha!

Dustin A. Foust said...

Great blog!!!

mim said...

Hey Jim! really nice works, I just come here from Brain blog, and you both are awesome!
keep up good worx, ;)

cya, mim,

benjatoon studio said...

nice blog dude

jim bradshaw said...

dustin, mim, benjatoon - thank you, thank you, thank you

mim - bryan is an awesome person and artist.

Choper! said...

Hey Jimbo, your work is truly inspirational man...really nice pieces you got here..just love them...

keep up the good work buddy, and ill see you aroun.

Bets, Choper!

Luciana said...

this is so beautiful!
your blog is full of great stuff!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Jim,
You are just awesome! I love the lollytrees and the lemony winds! Great imagination went in this. Great work!

jim bradshaw said...

Hey Choper - so good to hear from you again. Your new stuff on SFG is hot bro.

Luciana & Vanessa - thanks for your great comments. I'm glad you enjoy my art.

travis king said...

Nice job, Jim! Also, thanks for your post on SFG as I've always been a big fan of your work!

jim bradshaw said...

thanks Travis. Love your characters!

Food and Drugs said...

Weird universe. And of course original.
Funny

jim bradshaw said...

thanks F&D. I'm glad you like.