Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hamilton Beach Mixer No. 3


Hamilton Beach Mixer No. 3
oil on canvas
24'' x 36"

I began this painting way back when, but got caught up with the Print Pack commission. It felt good to get back to it once more. I love this old Hamilton Beach mixer. The juicer attachment looked so wicked with that long toothlike appendage, that I couldn't resist painting it in that configuration. I know it's an odd composition, and may have limited appeal, but it was a treat to paint. When I started this piece my intent was to offer it to Stricoff Fine Art Ltd., so I'll be emailing them this image for their approval. If they like it, it's theirs. Now that the mixer is done, it's time to get started on the commission for Chicago. There is an absolute deadline on this job, so there's no time to waste. As always, I feel as though I've bitten off more than I can chew, but I'm really happy with my photo references, and am looking forward to getting the project underway. Depending upon how things go, I may decide to post some "in progress" images of the painting process.


6 comments:

Pierre Raby said...

Intriguing and sculptural piece- I love the very subtle nuanced palette you used in this one, a deep and beautiful harmony.

benjaminlois said...

hellow!! i think your work is excellent!! make art from a usual machine is really talent and of course, you have it!

moneythoughts said...

Nice piece of work. I Like the way you paint metal. The piece has some mystery to it and its shape is clearly a machine from the past.

Becky Brocato said...

I've been following your blog for a couple of years, and I just love your work. This piece just glows.

Micah Neff said...

Wow, that's impressive. I can smell the metal. Wonderful handling of light.

LSaeta said...

Glad to hae found your blog. You have an amazing talent. All I can say is wow ...