A mammalian sketch

Mammal mixed media on paper 12 x 6 inches Cindy Schnackel

mixed media on paper
12 x 6 inches
Cindy Schnackel

While painting, sometimes there is extra paint in the brush, or on the palette and not pure enough to put back.  I like to swipe it over paper or other scraps and maybe will see something in it and make it into a finished piece.  This is from yesterday and today’s sessions, and has a bit of everything in it. Acrylic washes, colored pencils, India ink, ballpoint ink.

Today, I watched my own paint dry, and then watched a video of paint drying. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTs10lCxDM8&list=UU7Q21sJbaAVOIylhu3E7row&index=7

New work; early 2013

I’ve been doing a lot of painting and drawing, but not as much uploading!  Below are a few new pieces, just a sample of what’s new for 2013.



Good China in the Bad Desert
Acrylic on masonite, 48 x 20
Cindy Schnackel

“Good China in the Bad Desert” started as a scrap of masonite or hardboard.  I thought I’d just mess around on it but it turned out to be a full blown painting.  I was in a phase of painting dishes and teapots at this time, (a phase that may not have entirely passed yet).  No idea where the ideas come from, they just flow. People find meanings in it that I didn’t consciously intend but I find them interesting. There is no “right” answer. Enjoy interpreting it, and I hope you share with me what you saw!


Cannibal Cups
3, 8×10 in acrylic paintings
Cindy Schnackel

“Cannibal Cups” is actually three separate 8 x 10 inch paintings. They have a pewtery monochrome tone and crackle surface. Because I think they work best as a se,t I may offer the trio as a poster on my Redbubble site. But, I am in the process of editing, and hope to have a smaller portfolio soon, and also may be selling fewer POD items. (POD = Print On Demand)  Still much to be done and decided. The originals will be available for sale, not sure yet if they’ll be a set but probably so. I tried them in various frames and have not yet decided which ones to go with. They are on linen canvas panels.


What’s On?
Acrylic, 36 x 24 inches
Cindy Schnackel

“What’s On?” is a larger acrylic painting on stretched canvas, 36 x 24 inches x 1.5 deep, painted edges, no frame needed but of course the buyer can frame it if they choose to.  This is a good example of an idea that seemingly comes out of nowhere, and I love that people see all sorts of meanings.

(All work © Cindy Schnackel, all rights reserved, no pinning to Pinterest please.)

Wear it

In recent ruthless editing, I decided to offer fewer tee shirts with my art on them, and removed the iphone cases as well.  Though the cases had sold some, I just decided they had to go. They are still available if anyone asks, but I needed to make my page and portfolio of a more manageable size.  I have at this time left up three images that work very well on the tee shirts, though.  The Red Bubble Collection with tees is titled Wear it


Creature Sketch Tee
Cindy Schnackel

(All work © Cindy Schnackel, all rights reserved)