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Yes, I’ve been neglecting the blog. Apologies! But I have not been neglecting the creative life. Pardoning the bad lighting, here are two suites of work for an upcoming arts evening in April. The acrylic paintings (on canvas) are from my ever-expanding Circus series and the framed portraits are oil pastels on paper, titled Bettie Bangs& Crew.

Here are a few, better quality close-ups:

Aerialist CLaRue_FireEater(acrylic22x28) CLaRue_Gabbie(oilpastel)
















Currently, all the art featured in this post is for sale, but you only have until April 2 to snap it up before the locals. The larger paintings, titled “Fire-eater” and “Trick Rider” are 22 x 28 in; medium paintings, titled “The Aerialist” and “Knife-Thrower” are 12 x 12, small “Three Clowns” and “The Strongman” are 6 x 8 in.

Also, for a limited time, I am taking commissions for oil pastel portraits. Finished work is 11 x 14 inches framed, with an approximate one week turn-around. A reasonably-lit, head and shoulders photo (or an in-person sitting) and a non-refundable 20% “downpayment” are required. Full payment is due within 10 days of commencement or upon satisfactory completion of the portrait. Contact me via bonesparkblog@yahoo.com for more information, or to arrange purchase of any of the featured pieces.