Saturday, May 23, 2015

Clock Radio - In Progress: Day 12

Clock Radio  |  24 x 24  |  Oil on panel  |  In Progress: Day 12

The completed underpainting. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Clock Radio - In Progress: Day 6

Clock Radio  |  24 x 24  |  Oil on panel  |  In Progress: Day 6

Put in a second layer to the background. It'll probably take a minimum of three layers. Added the first layer of the radio dial and knobs. Worked some color into the body and blocked in the GE logo the left.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Clock Radio - In Progress: Day 3

Clock Radio  |  24 x 24  |  Oil on panel  |  In Progress: Day 3

It's day three and I've been masking off various portions of the radio, laying in the first layer of the background color, working on the clock face and the lettering. Compared to the typewriter, this would seem a much simpler subject, but its' complexity comes in its' subtle variation in color, tonal values, and all those vertical vents with just a hint of a curve. Hope this turns into something. Back in a few days.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Tree's Place Show: PB&Jelly

PB&Jelly  |  12 x 12  |  Oil on panel

This will be the final small painting for our 2 person show at Tree's Place Gallery July 25th on Cape Cod. I had been feeling a little nostalgic and thought I might do a Pool Bowl for my last 12 x 12, but at the last minute I decided to do a PB&J instead. My next painting will be a larger piece, which will probably result in a number of "in progress" posts. It's going to be a tough one and I have to say I'm hesitant to show in progress images, since there is a distinct possibility that I may not be able to pull this one off. The first few days will give me an idea if I've bitten off more than I can chew.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Tree's Place Show: Remington Rand

Remington Rand  |  6 x 24  |  Oil

When I said that I thought this would take a little while, I had no idea that it would take as long as it ultimately did. I really got sucked into this one. It took four days just to paint the type hammers. 

Detail of keys and type hammers

I think it was worth the time because I'm pretty pleased with the final result. This will be shipped up to Cape Cod for the Tree's Place show Karen and will be sharing July 25th. I'm hoping to get one more small piece and one larger painting done for the show before I get busy painting for my other galleries. They've both been very patient and have earned some serious attention.

Detail of ribbon spool and carriage

For my final small painting I was thinking of another Pool Bowl. I haven't done one of those in a while and I've kind of got an itch.