Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bag Balm Tin (no.31)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite panel

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This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame): 


  

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ginger Chew (no.30)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite


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Monday, November 21, 2011

Gala Apple and Teaspoon Timelapse







Gala Apple and Teaspoon (no.29)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite panel

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This is still life #29 in my attempt at an ongoing "Painting A Day" challenge inspired by the likes of Duane Keiser and Abbey Ryan. I was looking to create a very somber, fall inspired and almost melancholic mood with this piece.  It was set up on an antique nightstand, giving it the dark cherry colored wood effect, in our bedroom with all the shades down save for one behind the bed.  This gave it just enough light to illuminate the vibrant gala apple hues and barely suggest the form of the spoon.  I really enjoyed playing with the balance of cadmium red and yellow on the apple while trying to hold onto the form, and struggled more with the spoon.  However I feel a great sense of accomplishment after completing anything glass or metallic as they are the most difficult surfaces for me to master.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Ceramic Set With Reeds (no.28)

6"x6"x1", oil on hardwood

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 This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame): 


 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pewter Sugarbowl On Sill (no.27)

6"x6"x1", oil on hardwood panel


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Autumn Touched Tree (no.26)

6"x6"x1", oil on hardwood panel

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Midnight Candle (no.25)

6"x6"x1", oil on masonite panel

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lake House at Dusk, Lake Monomanoc, NH (no.24)

6"x6"x1", oil on hardwood panel

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This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):








Portrait of a Turret Lathe

32"x16"x2", oil on masonite panel


Just thought I would share another non-"paintbynumber" piece on here, this particular one being a very large and very old turret lathe I painted from an old photo.  It was done for a friend of mine who's generosity, along with his vast knowledge and collection of various woodworking machinery, has resulted in most of the painting surfaces used for the pieces you've seen on this blog.

The last time my girlfriend and I were over his house making panels she joked that I should start painting machinery (or something to that effect) and the aforementioned friend said "I'd buy it!", which also could have been a joke come to think of it...but anyway I saw it as something he would appreciate. I also saw it as a chance to paint something not quite heavily conceptual, but larger and more aesthetically intricate than the pieces I've been making.

I've also become fascinated with chiaroscuro paintings of machinery in extremely dark places, particularly because of the way you have to make sure the architecture of the machine is correct while only revealing the certain parts of the object that the light hits.  It forced me to pay more attention to one part connecting to another in a logical way and abandoning my normal painterly approach of doing what feels right whether it makes sense or not.  The sound structure of the machine combined with the large amount of negative space created by the heavy dark areas creates a very interesting compositional effect for me, which is an effect I was also going after in my previously posted cat/cube painting.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tiger Pumpkin and Wilted Leaf Progress

Final piece coming (hopefully) tomorrow.  I intended to finish it by halloween but I think it still works for November, right?