So… you might be ‘used to’ my level of ‘random’. Er… I hope.
Frank Reynolds: “Well… I don’t know how many years on this earth I got left… I’m gonna’ get real weird with it.”
– Danny DeVito – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
About this image: acrylic painting on 18″x18″ MDF panel
Excellent! Thank you so very much, sir!
That’s different!. Love it, Sig!
Have a great week! 🙂
Thank you very much, Deb!
I have to ask though, is the gator grinning because his one eye is aimed for the view up her skirt? 😉
Why, thank you!
Hahahah… well, as they say, “only the alligator knows what the alligator knows”. Actually, I don’t know if they say that or not, but I am going to say that (because I’m too nervous to ask him myself)!
Hahahahaha! Oh Robert, you cracked me up with that!
Another lovely painting too. You never cease to impress me with your formidable artistic talent and skills. 🙂
Hahaha… I do find it a bit easier to remember my manners around alligators.
Aw, thanks, S.E. I don’t know… maybe if I’m lucky enough to get 20-30 more years worth of practice in things will start to come together to my liking. I hope.
Lovely shot. Have a wonderful day 🙂
Thank you very much, sir! I hope you have a very nice day, too!
This is fantastic! I love, love, love it!
I am so very happy to hear that! Thank you very, very much! 🙂
You never fail to please SIG and this awesome offering
reflects your incredible talent, I applaud your greatness,
the sheer delight of this painting says it all 🙂 Superb…
Those lovely long legs of hers are exquisitely sublime 😉
You are incredibly kind to say so, my friend! As always! I thank you! 🙂
You are welcome, I am still admiring her legs 🙂 lol
I am sure she appreciates it, Andro! And we both thank you!
In a year that pet will be shoes
I wouldn’t recommend telling him that.
He might not take the news very well.
now that is funny! i mean, not politically correct or anything. but definitely funny!! 🙂
Hahaha… right?! No worries, though. Only faux alligator goods. Check.
When I was visiting the Everglades, I came across more than one alligator — but never one with blue eyes!
Have a great week SIG!
Very cool, Ms. C! I’ve only ever seen ‘real life’ alligators in a zoo before. I think the ‘true’ albino alligators might have even less pigment than this in their eyes (but I’ve taken a few liberties with that sort of thing).
Woman: Don’t worry, he don’t bite a bit.
Me: Why’s there blood on his teeth?
Alligator: All that brushing and flossing… for nothing?!
I love this! I’m all over this randomness. This is so exotic, Robert, and I love the colors. I have seen an albino crocodile once, but not up close. He was caged. I’m wondering what your inspiration was for this painting.
Oh, thank you very much, Amy! I’m so happy to hear you liked this! I’ve never actually seen one ‘in person’… so we can say that’s why I’ve taken a few liberties with his tonality, right?!
That’s a very good question! I’m never really sure where these ideas come from. I think this one might have been (in part) inspired from all the bayou related things I’ve seen lately… ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’, ‘The Paperboy’… and the intro to ‘True Blood’ (one of my favorite title sequences of all time). 🙂
It doesn’t look as scary with that blue eye. I like the wood siding, shutter and window sash. I thought I heard the girl say her alligator could eat your pit bull.
I think you are right about that, Patti… his growl is probably worse than his bite (if alligators growl… it seems like they might).
Thank you so much! This is one of the first times I’d experimented with attempting to replicate old / weathered wood like this (for the most part I’m fairly pleased with how that turned out… I think… maybe… for the time being).
love the colors … the wall, window, dress, and alligator eyes, too. I think he’s just letting her think that the chain will keep in line! He just wants to be near her, and that fabulous dress.
He does look like the sly type, doesn’t he?! Although I’m sure he’d be very happy to hear you liked this one, L.B! As am I, of course! 🙂
You are so talented, Mr. Randomness. 😉
Your kindness is never random, Nancy! You are always incredibly generous!
That’s too close for comfort. I will stick with a toy poodle. Dixies bite is less effective.
Hahaha… I guess I don’t blame you, Tony. I’ve had toy poodles mess with me before (but I was able to recover from that fairly quickly)!
That’s certainly different! Not sure I’d want to be that close to Ally, though.
Agreed, Binky! It’s probably much safer if we stay on this side of the picture-plane! 🙂
Those shoes won’t catch on….way too bulky.
HA! Remember to lift with your legs, not with your back!
I am loving your creativity (and ‘level of random’)!
Thank you very, very much, Karen!
I’m so happy to hear that! This was one of those things that seemed like… well… something kind of different to try. 🙂
This is very side show I LOVE IT!!!
Slide show makes me think of ‘Power Point’… which usually intimidates me more than the average alligator!
I’m so happy to hear that! I thank you! Very, very much!
No silly SIDE show. Like the freak show!
Hahaha… OH, NO! I’m very sorry! I must have been particularly tired when I was on my blog last night! I was like… ‘Slide show? I’m not sure I get the reference… a movie I haven’t seen? A reference to sitting through the proverbial neighbor’s vacation photos slide-show? She just really, really dislikes Microsoft Office?’!
Man, do I look silly right now! *face-palm*
Don’t worry about it!!! I didn’t think regular slide show AT ALL!
Wow… some days… I tell ya’.
(And by ‘some’ I mean ‘most’)!
rather Edward-Hopper-esque – but more interesting!
How ridiculously kind of you to say! Thank you so much!
Hopper was probably my earliest influence… I had a copy of ‘Nighthawks’ hanging-up on my wall when I was growing-up, so you can probably imagine how thrilled I was to read such an incredibly kind comment! Thank you again! 🙂
Every so often one of those suckers are born white.
Interesting how that can happen sometimes (well, I think so, anyway)!
What can I say. I love this. 🙂
Well, I can say that I absolutely love to hear that, Malin! Thank you so very much!
SiG, I don’t know where we would be without your spectacular random! That Edward Hopper should be so lucky to have embraced the weird and found an albino alligator!
You are always so very kind, Patti! I thank you! I really wonder what he would think of that?! If I had to pick a ‘favorite’ artist, it would be him. I couldn’t narrow down that list any further… but I just remember his work being the first that really said something to me… in a way that I felt like I could relate to. Sounds kind of silly, I guess, but… well… that’s just how I roll, I guess.
You have reached the epitome of AWESOME. I believe each of your paintings get better and the first one I saw was great. I salute you and thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Wow, Bo… I have to say… you are always incredibly generous… but what a kind thing to say! Thank you so very much, my friend! I am having fun with these things, anyway. I do hope I’m getting a bit better, too… I’m kind of slow, so it might take a while. I’m just hoping that (if I’m incredibly lucky) and get many more years of practice that, at some point, maybe, I’ll start to figure this stuff out a bit. 🙂
Omg… that’s really awesome!!
Why, thank you! Thank you very, very much!!!
Have a great Thursday SIG 🙂
I can’t wait to see what you have
in store for us next time 🙂
Many thanks, Andro! I hope you’ve had a good one as well, my friend!
Well… the next one’s a bit… I don’t know. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been rummaging a bit for things. I hope it’s interesting enough. Fingers crossed.
I will be waiting for it SIG
and knowing you it will be
Very kind of you, as always, my friend! Thank you, Andro!
New York Sewer Gator : Excellent guard animal. Will play fetch. Becomes anxious when toilet flushes. Loves kids & small dogs,…… particularly fond of men in uniforms.
HA! So that explains the accent!
‘Ey… thanks, buddy!
i find it very hard to be fond of crocs, in all honesty. but ole blue eyes here has his own charm. and the image does grow on you. however, it does beg the question, as inspired by an earlier comment above – is she wearing croc-leather shoes? you wisely, or randomly, kept the mystery open…. 🙂
That’s understandable, I think, P&K… probably best to respect their space! I guess I was kind of playing on that a bit, here. Kind of a… ‘what the heck?’ moment.
Hahaha… indeed! I find it’s often a good idea to let the viewer to construct some of the story.
Woof! – Geddown…. 😉 Interesting idea 🙂
I thank you, sir! I had a lot of fun with this – I was hoping everyone else would enjoy it (or at least find it kind of interesting / amusing), too!
No worries, Cristina! I think he’s probably happier than he looks.
This is absolutely awesome! ❤
Phew I probably shouldn't go for a pet like that. With my luck it would bite my foot off!
Thank you so very much, Ms. F! I’m thrilled to hear you like this!
Hahaha… I hear you! Coming away with only a missing foot would probably be a good day for me!
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