Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunbeam Mixer No.2: in Progress Day 7

Sunbeam Mixer No.2  |  24 x 24  |  oil on panel  |  in Progress: Day 7

Moving along. I finished up the first pass yesterday, and worked a little on the second pass of the handle. I'm still not sure how I'm going to treat the background. I thought I liked this pale green, but it looks a bit washed out, so I'll probably play with some different colors until I come up with something that works. As with the Coke in progress updates, I'll probably stop here and then reveal the final painting when it's complete. I think the images from here on in will look so similar that they will all tend to meld together. Be back in a few days.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sunbeam Mixer No.2: in Progress Day 5

Sunbeam Mixer No.2  |  24 x 24  |  oil on panel  |  in Progress: Day 5

A couple of days later, and I've moved horizontally across the body of the mixer and down into the stand. Basically blocking in the structure with very little refinement. I hope to finish the stand and begin working on the blade attachment and mixing blades today. I think I can complete the first pass within the next day or two. Then it's back to the top to start all over again with the first of (probably) two refining passes. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sunbeam Mixer No.2: in Progress Day 3

Sunbeam Mixer No.2   |   24 x 24   |   Oil on panel   |   in Progress: Day 3

There was some re-scheduling done with the last planned Coke commission, so I decided to move on to what I had intended to paint next. I had done this mixer once before in a full frontal version, but wanted to paint it again in profile to take advantage of its awesome reflectivity. 

I figured I'd go ahead and post "in progress" images of this piece. I got a pretty nice response from visitors to the in progress photos I posted of the Coke commission, so I thought why not try it again. This is the third day of painting.