The Aberrant Eye

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Azure (Blue Peony)

Azure (Blue Peony) by Beth Naeyaert

Azure (Blue Peony) | 30″ x 30″ | Acrylic on Canvas

This is the first painting in my “Rage Painting” series in which I painted a blue peony in fast, aggressive strokes. In each painting I chose to use a very limited pallet and just using the white of the canvas, light washes, and thick layers of paint to achieve the tonal values. 

Very little planning was involved in creating these pieces. Although the person or situation that inspired the rage will remain a mystery to the viewer, rest assured they are “dealt” with mentally via hypothetical conversations (and generally just fantasizing about telling that person off).  The goal is to turn those negative feelings into something beautiful. 



While the original is still for sale, high quality Giclée prints are available here







Changing Light


Tiny Paper Planes

paper airplane

Ramble On (Triptych)





Fun fact: this originally was just a piece of scrap paper. galaxy_forweb

You Are Here

Black and white found art. I should really organize my paintings better. Youarehere_forweb

Geometric Fox

Trying something new. Vectored.

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T-shirts and other merch available here!


Here’s a second version with NO lines:


Kraken Watercolor

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Commission Sale!


Q. What’s this “commission sale”?
A. I’m sellin’ shit at half price!

Q. Why?
A. Mind your business.

Q. How do you benefit?
A. You pay less for it!

If you’ve longed to have a Beth original piece to adorn your walls, storage unit, or trunk of your car, NOW IS THE TIME!

Email me and we’ll get this shit started!






Excuses, excuses

I haven’t had a chance to update at all, lately.

I recently had the opportunity to shoot at a fund raiser for My Possibilities, a local non-profit organization that helps adults with disabilities. I met some really awesome people and got TONS of photos (approx. 400+) of the event.

Editing said photos has been eating up most of my time. As well as shooting/editing/sending off photos from the City Council Meetings (more on that, later).

I promise, once I finish the remaining 101 photos, I will be posting more content, as well as updating with some of my own art. ^_^

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a gift: pictures of my super-cute dog, Ollie!!

What lucky people, you are!

Ollie waits




I finally cleared off enough space on my desk to hook up the WACOM.  I was experimenting with some comic characters but instead decided to play cheerleader for Husband.






And the result:


Edit: I tried to tag these on Facebook to make use of their new feature where you can make these 5 images show up on top. I wanted his profile to show JAMES in Beth-characters, but apparently they’re too full of awesome to show the entire image. The result was a cropped version of what I had intended.

A funny result, however:

Totally looks like “SEX”.

1 down, 1,599 to go!

I finally had time to go through my external drive and copy over photos to re-edit in a higher resolution (i.e. bigger, clearer). That pretty much means going through and finding all the originals, resizing them, touching up (if necessary), and putting borders as close as I could to the edits I had uploaded years ago.

I’ve edited one, so far. Only 1,599 to go!

I cleverly also uploaded a second version (cropped), so instantly I have two photos instead of just one! HOW AWESOME AM I!?

**Answer: Pretty awesome.**

Full version:

Cropped version:

You’re welcome.

I fail at prioritizing.

Perhaps my New Year’s resolution this year is to actually DO something productive when I get home from work.

Lofty dream, says I!

The “day job” just drains me, but I promise I will be more “updatey”, eventually. ^_^

In other news, I have a broken blood vessel in my eye. Shooting the evil eye to Husband has a whole new effectiveness. It’s…effective.

One monumental task I have assigned myself… re-photograph all my paintings in a higher res, and also re-edit all my photos so they’re not all “facebook-friendly”.  Now, they’ll be Flickr-friendly! HIGH-RES AWESOMENESS!

As a little gift so you all don’t hate my lack of posting, here’s one such re-vamped painting:

Marvin vs. Mattress
Mattresses are friendly, dim-witted, docile creatures capable of speech. They are all called Zem and live in the swamps of Squornshellous Zeta

Yes, it is inspired by the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. That is, before the movie came out and featured a more iRobot-esc-Marvin.

Of course, my visualization of Marvin created a seriously average-looking, old-school-sci-fi-esc robot….

(DISCLAIMER: I shall add here, that yes, I know he is an android, but look at him! That’s CLEARLY more robot than android. My bad. Fucking jump on my back, internets. I KNOW YOU WANT TO!)

So not having watched the OG TV series OR the movie before painting this, but being just in love with the “trilogy” (I can read!)… you get the robot that closer resembles something out of the Jetson’s. Sue me. I was raised on that shit.

SUPER AMAZING UPDATE 3/5/11: Prints for this piece will be available so soon (via my etsy which is so painfully empty atm) you can taste it!  Check back soon, or you will be disemboweled by rabid badgers while stray cats shit in your mouth (it’s super-effective).  Love, Beth