Monday, February 27, 2012

Cory Electric No.2

Cory Electric II | 18 x 18 | oil on panel

I finally finished up the second version of my Corey Electric Percolator. This is one of the coolest kitchen appliances I've ever seen, and I was hungry to paint it again. The ribbed handle is a challenge, but I really love base.

Now I'm bouncing back an forth between two ideas. I came across an old composition I did a long time ago. It's from the Antique Shop series, and it's really calling my name. A vertical 30 x 40, so kind of big, and complicated. The second is another version of the Return for Deposit series of Coca Cola compositions. I'll eventually do both, but I'm leaning towards the Antique Shop first.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Stacked | 12 x 24 | oil on panel

I've been out of commission for over a week with a cold, hence the delay in the post of a new painting. The percolator idea was put on hold temporarily. I've wanted to do this particular "blocks" painting for a while, and it felt this was the time to do it. This size of panel also gave me a chance to blow the dust off of my woodworking tools. I don't know of anyone making a 12 x 24 panel, so I have to cut down a 18 x 24, and splice in the missing cradle strip. Not really woodworking, but close.

I've got the drawing ready for the percolator, and will start on it today. It's the Cory Electric with that crazy complicated ribbed handle. It looks really cool, but it's a bear to paint.