Suffering Sloths…

I have begun finally departing from the pencil and getting base coats of paint slathered onto my plywood.  I won’t explain anything, but let the martyrdom of this innocent sloth speak for itself.  It is 48 inches tall and 24 inches wide, and I really enjoy the unique vertical orientation and making the goods fit into it.

I have started to put in some of the wood grain, and am considering switching to oil paints for the sloth….but then again, my heavy ass hands need to rest on the wood to paint and oil ain’t not no good for that.

Probably go for a rainy/cloudy sky next after the wood gets a bit closer.

Update:  dark sky foundation brushed in…but still can’t decide if I should make this terrible day rainy and windy?  Tropical vs. Temperate?  I can envision some mold about to happen on the woods soon…


I painted this Hippopotamus for the perennially lovely Christine for her birthday.  It was only 4 years late, but I made up for that in the size…it is 24×48″ and mounted above the kitchen windows.  I also took a time lapse of this so I hope to get that up soon.

There has been some discussion on changing the color of the water to look a little less like blood…but it was valentines day!  Relajate amorcita!  Dije no es sangre, es el color del corazon!