Cheri Spencer Haüg
Painter of Life's Moments

The Super Heroes Collection


The super heroes are real "people" and have given me permission to use their real names. Scroll to the bottom to read their personal stories.

Iridescent highlights add to the playfulness.   Super Hero ladies are wearing Swarovski crystal earrings.

 

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Lola and Alice Save the Planet
Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 16"

$580
Qty: 
"In a post-apocalyptic world, it's up to Lola and Alice
 to save the planet from the forces of evil!"

Lola and her daughter Alice are wearing metallic gold head bands and metallic collars. They wear Swarovski crystal earrings.

If you would like me to paint your pet as a super hero, let's talk!


Scroll down for the Story of Lola and Alice

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THE CHICK!
Acrylic on Canvas
5x7 2018
$105   Qty: 

THE CHICK has a Swarovski crystal eye and crystals on her ankle bracelets. Her cape, ankle jewelry and highlights are done in iridescent paint.

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The edges are decorated with a take-off from the Batman theme song.
"Buck-Buck, Buck-Buck, Buck-Buck, Buck-Buck,
Buck-Buck, Buck-Buck,
Buck-Buck, Buck-Buck, CHICKEN!"

Scroll down for the Story of THE CHICK and her super powers!

 


email: CheriHaug@aol.com

The Story of
Lola and Alice

The painting of Lola and Alice is the first in my Super Hero series.

My friend Nadine Beezley and her husband own Hickory Wind Alpaca farm near Bangor, Wisconsin. Nadine sells alpaca fiber, yarns and knits at the Cameron Park Farmers’ Market. She was kind enough to let me do a photo shoot at the farm.

For my alpaca painting I chose a photo of Lola and her daughter Alice. My first thought was to play off the "dynamic duo" concept, like Batman and Robin where Alice would only be Lola’s sidekick in fighting crime. I was well into the painting before I realized that there is real power in portraying them as a mother-daughter super hero team!

In doing my research for super hero accessories I stumbled on a poster for the new Wonder Woman movie where Wonder Woman is in a burnt out post-apocalyptic landscape. And then I had it! The ALPACA-lypse! Ha ha ha ha! This portrait was such a joy to paint. I loved playing up their femininity with the Swarovski crystal earrings and metallic collars and headbands.

I have always had a great love for animals and a strong commitment

to buying organic and locally grown foods. In this and my vegetable paintings, there is an underlying theme of bringing awareness to the destruction being done to our planet and our food supply. Who will save us?

 

The Story of THE CHICK and How
She Got Her Super Powers

In a lab-or-atory tucked into the side of a mountain in Kentucky, evil scientists worked on a diabolical plot to make chickens grow faster and larger than anyone ever imagined. These geniuses sought to manipulate the DNA of the new super-sized chickens to make them become suddenly boneless at maturity. But something went terribly awry.

(Dun-dun DUNNNN!)

A lab assistant dropped a beaker of DNA on the la-bor-atory floor that contaminated it with the DNA of a buffalo! The resulting hen grew and grew until she reached the size of a large bison! The scientists thought they had a huge success on their hands knowing that this gigantic, soon-to-be-boneless chicken would be worth a fortune. But instead of becoming boneless, she developed intelligence and powers far beyond those of any animal on the planet.

Enraged, deranged and ruffled when she learned of the inhumane living conditions of her fellow chickens, THE CHICK blew fire out of her beak! Her powers now unleashed, she broke out of the la-bor-atory. She sought to wreak havoc on all who would put chickens in tiny cages, stacked one on top of the other so that they pooped on each others’ heads!

THE CHICK traveled the countryside exacting justice for all poultry-kind. She barbequed anyone who stood in the way of her saving the others from lives of battery cages, suffering and bonelessness.

 

So what's with the super hero thing?
Thanks for asking!

The Super Heroes Project

I love painting realism as you can see in my portrait paintings. But I have so much fun doing goofy cartoony stuff like the vegetables wearing sun glasses! With my Super Heroes and Secret Agents project I bring the two styles together.

So, where did this idea come from? I saw a video of Carol Burnett in a Super Girl skit from the old Gary Moore show. (Click here!) Though she appeared to be a mild mannered secretary who had a crush on a co-worker, she was really SUPER GIRL in disguise! There were some bad guys causing trouble for the object of her affections. When no one was around, she ducked into a closet and changed into her Super Girl costume, did her Tarzan yell and jumped out the window. In the next scene you see her "flying." But really she was lying on her side on a board with a fan blowing her cape around. I cracked up!

The wheels started turning and the rest is history.

When I was a kid, I never missed an episode of the Batman TV series starring Adam West. I even used to dream that I was Batman. I would ride my bike down the street with the other neighborhood kids singing at the top of our lungs, "Bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah, bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah, BATMAN!"

I was in Catholic grade school then and my Mom sewed my Virgin Mary costume for Halloween; well, actually, All Saints Day. The costume included a blue cape. It didn’t take me long to realize that, from then on, I got to be Batman! Everybody else had table cloths tied around their necks. But I had a REAL CAPE!

Who wouldn’t want to be a super hero? We all have super powers; something that we are really good at and that most people can't do. My own superpower is that I can stand on my head in the lotus position. My dog has super powers too. She has the power of mind control and can get me to do whatever she wants! 

What’s your super power?

Bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah, bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah, BATMAN!

(Geez! I crack me up!)