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Annette Ooyevaar
Painter/Stitcher/Writer
Interests: overgrown gardens, vintage buttons, children's illustration, mermaids, the circus, elephants, cats, swans, bears, well loved children's toys, brass horns, music, old children's books, pineapples, embroidery, plaid, wool sweaters, lily pads, paintings, george herriman, krazy kat, 1920's and 1930's dresses, old shoes, pencil drawings,
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Cat has a present for Dog. Thank you Cat! says Dog. Then Dog opens the present. Cat is thrilled. "Play with it! Play with it!" he shouts. So Cat does. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2019 at Annette Ooyevaar
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Willa & Boris / pencil on paper Whatever book Willa is reading, it has put Boris to sleep. Art prints available in my shop. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Annette Ooyevaar
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Meris & Ingrid / 8” x 10” / acrylic on canvas board It took quit a bit of convincing to get these two to reluctantly agree to a portrait. Meris is a restless mermaid and Ingrid is shy. I had to bribe them with kippered snacks! You can find their portrait in my original paintings and stuffies shop. It has taken me a year of painting explorations to reach this point. But I am so glad I took the time to explore the alleys and byways of what is known as painting. Making pictures makes me incredibly happy. I hope... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at Annette Ooyevaar
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Reading Mermaids / Pencil on watercolor paper / 9” x 12” Prints are available in my art prints shop. Indra / original drawing available in my Paintings & Stuffies Shop. Nerida / original drawing available in my Paintings & Stuffies Shop. Ione / original drawing available in my Paintings & Stuffies Shop. The time mermaids spend under the waves always seems so contemplative to me. I can imagine that fallen books would be a precious find. I think they would do what we do, endeavor to decipher the words and look longingly at the pictures. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Annette Ooyevaar
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Emma and Charlotte painted tile. Prints are available in my art print shop on Society6. I have always thought if there were mermaids (and somehow it does seem there were), then they would be very protective of their seahorse friends. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Annette Ooyevaar
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Dragon Boat's Breath / 6" x 8 5/8" framed / acrylic on canvas board The Kittens Go for a Sail / 8 5/8" x 6" framed / acrylic on canvas board The Stowaway / 6" x 8 5/8" framed / acrylic on canvas board The Dragon Boat paintings are officially in my shop! Sorry it took me so long, I have been learning everything I can about color calibrating and scanning so that I could offer art prints of Dragon Boat. So much to learn! So many computer confusions to clear up. The Dragon Boat art prints will be going... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Annette Ooyevaar
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The Kittens Go for a Sail / Acrylic on Board / 7" x 5" Whose idea was this anyway? I can hear this question in the minds of the kittens. As it usually goes with any trip the keenest traveler is having the most fun. This painting and the two other Dragon Boat paintings in this series will be in my shop soon! Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Annette Ooyevaar
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The Stowaway / Acrylic on Board / 5" x 7" A long and adventurous trip to places with jungles, giant plants and bugs. Isn't that what every stowaway secretly hopes for? The Stowaway and the other paintings in the Dragon Boat series will be in my shop soon! Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Annette Ooyevaar
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Dragon Boat's Breath / Acrylic on Board / 5" x 7" Dragon Boat's breath is not hot, it is not smoky, no, Dragon Boat's breath stinks. When Dragon Boat exhales his potent breath on anyone near they are immediately engulfed in the smell of boiled eggs and cabbage. And this is how Dragon Boat defends himself when he absolutely has to. This new painting of Dragon Boat and two others will be going into my shop in the next few days. I still need to frame the paintings in small wood shadowbox frames. Please note the size of the Dragon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Annette Ooyevaar
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Hi there! Welcome to my new eponymous blog. I am a painter who spent most of her life sewing. It took me a lifetime to return to making pictures with paint. This picture of me was taken during the time when I was a very productive painter. I am hoping to crank out the pictures which have preoccupied my brain for many years and post them here. I hope you like them. Best - Annette Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Annette Ooyevaar
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It's Moving Day! Hello! I have moved to new web digs. To see my new paintings, writings, books and stuffies please visit: www.AnnetteOoyevaar.com See you there! Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at The Pineapple Library
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This is the cover of my zine, Walk with Terra, which I Risograph printed at the School of Visual Arts in their Risolab in 2016. How I loved my zine class! So much fun. You can read this online version of Walk with Terra on my facebook page here. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at The Pineapple Library
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The Piano / 2016 / self-published zine / printed at the Risolab, School of Visual Arts, NYC / read the zine here In the winter/spring of 2016 I was very fortunate to be able to take night classes at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. The School of Visual... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at The Pineapple Library
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Dragon Boat is a very old friend. I began making drawings of him in 2010. But I did not feel brave enough to try to make him real until very recently. I am so glad I finally did. Dragon Boat measures 15" tall x 16" long x 6" wide. He... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at The Pineapple Library
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Nov 15, 2017
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She was supposed to be a unicorn, but her face turned out flatter than I wanted and the unicorn horn looked really odd. As soon as the unicorn horn was removed she sprang to life. Her mane and tail are made from the border of a vintage baby blanket. Her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at The Pineapple Library
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I'm beyond excited to be a part of the Oregon Handmade Holiday Market coming this Sunday, November 12, 2017. The Handmade Holiday Market will be held from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Willamette Room of the Valley River Inn in Eugene. More than 45 Artists and their creations will be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at The Pineapple Library
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Sea Bird Sea Bird / 15 1/2" x 15 1/2" Vintage Bear Original Art Painted Fabric Patch Crown Bird Original Art Painted Patch Gingerbread Christmas Blank Notebooks Gingerbread George Blank Notebook Kat Dolls with their boots on Lion Ringmaster Gingerbread Joy and George Party Hats Sailor Cat Cat Flower Brooches... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at The Pineapple Library
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I had so much fun this weekend at the Philomath Holiday Craft Fair. So many crafters and their beautiful handiwork all in one place! Thank you to everyone who made the Craft Fair possible, it was a wonderful event. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at The Pineapple Library
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I've been putting together old and new work for the Philomath Holiday Craft Fair this weekend, November 4 & 5, 2017. Stop by and say hello if you are in the area. Lots of local crafts & arts! It looks like it will be a great show. See you there! Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at The Pineapple Library