Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Baron Von Fiddleworth

By Justin Gerard

For Christmas this year, my girlfriend and I exchanged oil paintings. At the time, I was into fruit bats and World War II documentaries.  So naturally, this is what I came up with for hers:

Baron Von Fiddlesworth
9" x 12"
Oil on Panel

We had agreed that we would exchange 8" x 10" sepia paintings so that it wouldn't be too much panic on each other during the holidays. For hers, I did what I think everyone would agree is a completely reasonable amount of cheating and and painted it 9" x 12".

Digital Sketch

But she did a clearly unreasonable amount of cheating by painting mine in color. Which I think everyone can agree is pretty messed up when.  Hers is also amazingly gorgeous. You can see it here.  


  1. Wonderful painting. And your girlfriend has amazing paintings too!

    I hope my girlfriend and I will exchange artworks soon. I got jealous quite a bit reading this post. XD

  2. The Baron is ueber-cool! Looks so friendly, well traveled and wise.
    Yeah, your girlfriend took cheating to new heights. What a beautiful painting. If its OK to ask ... the WIP of that painting looks to be done on a 'simple' sheet of canvas, no stretching, nothing ... how does that work?

    Intriguing post, that's for sure.

  3. What a great idea for a gift exchange! Although I thought a flagrant disregard for rules governing Christmas presents was standard procedure.

    The Baron is a handsome devil. And I believe devil is the right word, because the gleam in his eye and the set of his grin make him look like a fun-loving troublemaker.

    The painting YOU received looks positively angelic.

  4. No offense Justin, but she wins. Yours is totally cool, but you indeed got the better deal.
    I hope by the time you read this you will have nuked the above spam comment too.

  5. Your girlfriend's work is absolutely amazing. I'm a big fan of it. I've been following her for a while on DA.

  6. Oh, dude, she totally ...trying not to use the F word here...messed you up. Her art is amazing. This is one of those moments you may only encounter if you're dealing with a woman.it is kind of like when you both agree to not exchange gifts on a surtain day and then she gives you one and she is mad at you for not having any...yeah. Well, great art from both of you nevertheless. Hope you got out of this unharmed :P

  7. I love your work Justin, but I think you owe her a dinner at a fancy restaurant to balance things out.

  8. "...into fruit bats and WWll documentaries..."

    Hysterical right there!

    Lovely work, Ms. Stegg!

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