October 16, 2013

iPad mini *$old!*



"iPad Mini" I present to you my latest offering, a very mini iPad mini!

It's an adorable miniature painting, that comes with an equally adorable miniature easel. I completed this painting several months ago, and it has been residing proudly on my dining room table the whole time since. I've really enjoyed looking at it, and I guess, I secretly wanted to keep it.

This painting is a little jewel. The subject matter makes you want to touch its screen and swipe the icons to the next page, or open an app. You'll instantly wish Apple made a real mini iPad mini! It's a moment suspended in time, with its tiny peaceful home-screen reduced to an extremely mini size. Besides being very convenient for display (it can fit on almost any desk or shelf) the tiny size of the painting insists that you move as close as possible to it to get a good look. It's a very intimate experience, one that not's unlike our relationship with real tablets. You will be able to recognize most of the apps, as I worked quite hard to get as much detail as possible into the small space. I imagine that's what Apple did when designing the iPad mini, too. They pay such meticulous attention to every tiny detail, and I wanted to capture that marvelous obsession on an even smaller scale.

I hope the new owner of this delightful painting will enjoy it as much as Snaggy and I have. It looks amazing on the 5" tall mini easel, or it would also look pretty neat with both easel and painting displayed on a wall. Details: "iPad mini" original painting, on 2.5 x 2.5 inch stretched canvas with a wooden frame. The tiny wooden easel is also included with the painting. The two together stand about 5" high.

The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity. Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do. It was a lot of fun to paint and to be honest, it will be very hard to part with this little fella!

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada via airmail it is 15 dollars, to other locations, 25 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.














Auction was located here!


Posted by Snaggy at 09:34 AM

April 20, 2013

Mars *SOLD!*

Auction is over. Thanks to all the bidders!

This is a painting of our neighbour. It's Mars, the red planet, a cold tiny world of rust, named after the Roman god of war. I painted it from a reference photo taken by the Hubble telescope. What I love about this view is that it is one from Earth, from our perspective, looking at it from our world thorough a giant telescope.

Mars has been getting a lot of attention lately with the successful launch and deployment of Mars Curiosity and talk of perhaps of a mission to flyby or even land people there. I think it's so romantic that we can actually see the planet with the naked eye from earth, as well as view picture postcards of its landscapes taken by Curiosity and other rovers. This is what I wanted to capture, the romance we humans have with the night sky and the excitement of science and space exploration that helps us to view and understand our neighbouring planets.

I like to gaze at this painting and dream about what it would be like to be there, seeing things that no other human has ever seen. I also like to imagine that there is evidence of life having existed there, or maybe even that life still exists there. What an incredible discovery that would be. It's fun to dream of the red and dusty world, with its thin atmosphere, incredible canyons, giant volcanoes, polar ice caps, and two strange moons. Dreaming about Mars seems to be a particularly human trait, as so many have done it, from the ancients tracking it's strange path through the night sky, to writers such as H. G. Wells and Ray Bradbury, to engineers and explorers from Von Braun, to the amazing Curiosity team at NASA, to Elon Musk.

Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this painting as much as I do, and I hope it will inspire many of your own Martian dreams.

Details: "Mars" an original painting, on 6 x 6 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a half inch thick, with painted sides, so you can display it as is, or frame it if you wish. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity

Details: "Mars" original painting, on 6 x 6 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a half inch thick, with painted sides, so you can display it as is, or frame it if you wish. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Shipping for each painting is extra... to the US and Canada via airmail it is 15 dollars, to other locations, 25 dollars. If the buyer is located in Canada, I will have to charge the appropriate HST Canadian taxes.


Auction is over. Thanks to all the bidders!

Auction is located here.

Posted by Snaggy at 01:48 PM