Category: oil painting

Acrobats, original oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, by Chuck Jones, circa 1995.

“The author, O. Henry, taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds–the birds were chickens and the flowers, dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.” –Chuck Jones

Alas, poor Road Runner!

Original oil painting on canvas by Chuck Jones, 24″ x 18″, circa early 1990s.

Alas, poor Road Runner!

Original oil painting on canvas by Chuck Jones, 24″ x 18″, circa early 1990s.

“Daffy Dutch” by ___ _____*, oil on canvas, 12" square. Rembrandt and Jones come together in this artist’s hand with amazing elan and subtlety.

Soon to be seen at #RedDotAuction on May 17th. Online bidding will begin mid-April, watch this space for that announcement.

Which artist’s work will you go home with on Friday, May 17? Tickets and more information at ChuckJonesCenter.org/reddot9

*Artists contributing to this event remain anonymous until the auction closes on May 17th.

Drip-a-Long Daffy and his sidekick, Comic Relief. Original oil painting on canvas, 16″ x 20″, by Chuck Jones, circa late 1980s, early 1990s.

“Linda at Six”, oil on canvas, 18″ x 12″, by Chuck Jones, 1943. Linda Jones Clough, the only child of Chuck Jones and his wife, Dorothy, recalls playing a ‘game’ with her father where she would select a book from their extensive library and bring it to her father and he would recite the first paragraph without opening the cover. 

Linda Clough would go on to found Linda Jones Enterprises, the representative and publisher of Chuck Jones original and limited edition artwork as well as produce many of her father’s later film work, including “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Peter and the Wolf” for which she won an Emmy Award in 1996. 

“Tightrope” oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″, by Chuck Jones, circa 1995.

From the bottom: “United Hare Lines” (motto: Good to the Last Drop). Oil on canvas by Chuck Jones, 18″ x 24″, circa 1998. Above: two sketches of airplanes by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field animation paper, 10.5″ x 12.5″, undated. 

“Todd Toddling” (Todd was Chuck’s first grandson), oil on canvas 30″ x 24″, by Chuck Jones, circa 1961.

Original oil painting on canvas by Chuck Jones, 16″ x 20″, circa late 1950s.  

Where were all the Disney and Warner Bros. animators hanging out after work in the 1950s? At Don Graham’s life drawing class, including Chuck Jones.