30 Paintings in 30 Days-Day 9


Meet Cecil

  After yesterday’s painting of a retro pinup girl watercolor painting, I thought I would do another one with that same vibe.  The photo reference I used for this painting caught my eye because it included one of my favorite cartoon characters, Cecil.  He is one of the stars of The Beany & Cecil show.  This cartoon originally ran from 1959-1962 and then made a brief return in the late 80’s by the creator of Ren & Stimpy.  Needless to say, when I saw this photo I had a bit of a mind blown moment and quickly saved it and filed it away for possible use in the future.


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2 thoughts on “30 Paintings in 30 Days-Day 9”

  1. OKAY! Another great memory ignited! Beanie and Cecil were one of my favorites along with Kookla, Fran and Ollie (maybe a little earlier than B and C. Anyway, I love the way you have weaved the Pin-Up in with the Cecil puppet! (all your Pin-Ups are fantastic!) Nice going! Love them all!

    1. Thanks Patti! I really love retro things like cartoons, movies and pinups. I grew up watching Beany and Cecil video tapes when they rereleased them in the 80’s. I can still remember going to the video store to rent them. And, they are so classic and still hold up for me.

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