‘after hours’ • acrylic on reclaimed wood (11 ¼” x 23 ½”/28.57cm x 59.69cm)

wave by/© Blissbait ArtBlissbait Art | St. Simons Artist Katy Boyer/'after hours'

Hey Beautiful People!

My lovely man keeps an eye out for boards for me to paint on when he’s out and about. I flipped when he gave me this one because the natural grain in the wood was CRAZY cool! A large round face, the shape of these eyes and an outline of a smile was in the very wood itself. Immediately I knew what I would paint! Actually, she pretty much painted herself; I was along for the very happy ride!

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    1. Right? The markings were pretty crazy/cool. I wish I’d have been thinking and would have taken a picture of the wood before I started painting! Ah well. Thank You, Rachel!!! 🤗❤️😊


  1. Again I must scold you cause you didn’t post a before and an after pic. 🙂 In any case, great job with the after. Such a delighted smile. It made me smile with delight. 🙂

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    1. 😅 You are too funny! Didn’t even occur to me! I’ll try to remember next time. That would have been cool! I’ve never seen grains in wood that odd and interesting….crazy! And Yay! Thank You, Jo!!! 🤗❤️😊

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      1. I thank you. Your art really makes me happy. Only when I see your avatar… That’s the most clever, cheerful and artistic thing ever. If you’re so open to my suggestions, crazy ideas or simply idle talk I intend to tell you whatever crosses my mind in the future, too. Maybe after a year or so, when you get to know me, you’ll create an avatar especially for me. I’d like to see how you… see me. 🙂 How’s that for a challenge? 😀

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        1. You are more than welcome to say anything here. You always make me smile! My avatar is actually just a very small detail of my painting of the Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. I call her Afro-dite and that is a detail from ‘afro-dite paints the town’. It’s a really fun painting. On my website under fine art. It sold a few years ago but I use her face as my Blissbait Art logo as she just makes me smile! I’m glad You like her! 😊 I think the avatar You have now is sooo cool! Don’t know if I’ll be drawing avatars for anyone in the future (myself included!!!) but You never know. Cheers! 🤗


          1. So is it a way to see the whole Afro-dite paints the town? I tried to find it myself, but I got lost. 🙂 As for “my avatar” no pressure. Someday… if you feel inspired… 🙂

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              1. OMG! You have so many extraordinary pieces there. I can’t believe you’re so creative!!!! I found Afro-dite. She’s as beautiful as in detail. 🙂

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  2. Absolutely fascinating and enchanting painting!!! 😍😍 I love so much it!!! 🥰
    The smile is very gorgeous!!! 😁
    I send you a very big hug full of affection!!! 😘🤗❤️💞💕

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    1. WOW….David. Somehow ‘The Inn of the Sixth Happiness’ never made it to my radar…strange because I love Ingrid Bergman. And based on a true story? Crazy beautiful. You just opened my world a bit more. I will watch this and read the book is there is one. What Ange’s truly walk among us!!! Thank You! Hugs and Cheers! 🤗❤️😊

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        1. 🤣 OH…so sad. Yep. Didn’t notice him in the trailer but absolutely noticed the very silly, incorrect casting…which WAS, sorrowfully, how it was done back then. Perhaps they will properly remake it someday. Still haven’t watched it but will. Cheers!!! 💕💕💕

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