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Elegance by OneCrazyCleric
9x12 inches, acrylic on board.

One of the many commissions this holiday season.

I continue to paint, and most of my updates now happen on personal website (, and facebook. :)
Angels by OneCrazyCleric
Have a Fur, Fins and Feathers show coming up. Don't have enough fins. So.
Hummingbirds by OneCrazyCleric

11.5 by 30 inches; front of a storage chest, latex on wood.

It struck me, while painting this, that, if there was any kind of market for a fusion of Russian folk art and American nature out here, I'd love to do this for the rest of my life. Sadly, it's impossible to compete with mass imports of folk art/craft from the old country. They can produce it cheaper over there, with as much, if not more skill. Not that I begrudge them, but it's kind of sad. There's not likely to be the same level of craft specialization in the US, just because in today's global economy, it's always cheaper to import art then to develop a local, multi-generational tradition.
Firebirds by OneCrazyCleric
16x48 inches, acrylic on board. Add this to a list of large fantastical paintings that I'll never sell. ;)
Fox Dreams by OneCrazyCleric
Fox Dreams
Relaxation #15, fox dreams. Acrylic on cradled board, 18x24 inches.

I still crank out small works, 2-3 daily. They can be found on my facebook page or website,

Animal portrait commissions are open.
  • The animal can be canine, feline, exotic, or barn yard.

  • All portraits will be painted in acrylic, on 1 ½" deep cradled wood panels. (* The images in this post are 8x10 commissions from the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014).

  • I ask for a high-definition digital photograph of the animal. In the unfortunate case when the animal is deceased and only a small photograph of the animal is present, I can try working from a physical picture. (But do not guarantee the results.)

    Example of a portrait done from a low definition image:

  • I ask that you specify:
    -Whether you want folk art detailing over the portrait. (Sides will have it regardless.)
    -Whether you want the background removed/what the preferred background color is.
    -The base color around the edges.

  • A non-refundable deposit of half of the purchase price will be due upon agreement to perform the commission before any work will begin. This may be done through Paypal or personal check.

    Price listing is as follows:

    4" x 4"$25.00
    5" x 5"$40.00
    5" x 7"$55.00
    6" x 12"$115.00  
    8" x 10"
    9" x 12"$170.00
    11" x 14"$240.00
    12" x 16"$300.00

  • Upon completing the under-painting of the portrait, I will provide you with a progress shot, at which point constructive criticism can be made.

  • Your piece will be completed within two weeks.

  • If the commissions(s) need to be shipped, requester must pay $5.00 per piece shipping and handling cost (international shipping will be determined on a case by case basis). The painting is padded and encased in cardboard prior to shipping.

Example of a finished painting, glazed with gel topcoat (which provides protection from UV) and ready to hang. 




  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Hunger Games ala audio book
  • Drinking: Black-as-sin tea with lemon


The Blunt Russian
United States
I do a little bit of everything: painting, floral design, drawing, metals, ceramics, fiber arts, writing, and am seeking to learn wood-working and glass-blowing.

Life is too short to specialize!

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Egil21 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Bunny Emoji-36 (Flower) [V2] 
Butterfly Bullet V2 - Pale Pink Happy B-Day, I wish you all the best.Butterfly Bullet V2 - Pale Pink
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful gallery! Your paintings are gorgeous :) Your pet portraits are my favourites :) (The patterned ones)
OneCrazyCleric Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Thank you. :) I tend to update more on facebook than Deviant art these days, if you want random art updates on your wall--
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll have to check that out :)

Thanks for the :+fav:! I'm flattered you like my painting :)
mdlillustration Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hey thank you for accepting the collection request for my new group :) (Smile)
OneCrazyCleric Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Not a problem.
AutumnShadow98 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really amazing gallery! I like your art ^^
OneCrazyCleric Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Egil21 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
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OneCrazyCleric Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
<3 Thankee
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