December 8, 2012

Rainy Oak

Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 10 inches - SOLD

This week's assignment for the Daily Paintworks Challenge was to paint the rain. Yeah, right. I started trying to paint the rain, but it just kept coming out like some abstract vertical nightmare. I should have posted one, but I was in such a hurry to paint over it, I went with this instead.
It's still a wet, rainy night. Maybe more of a painting of lights and reflections, but that's what rain means to me. 

Racer 5 Orange

Acrylic on Panel - 6 x 6 inches - Click Here to Bid

Here's an update on the race car with the orange, as I originally imagined it. Orange and blue to conveniently vibrate nicely. I guess I just knew that intuitively and couldn't help putting that fruit in there. Then again, it's probably the universe acting through me. Or something like that. Right?

Here's an update to the image, with a few tweaks....

December 2, 2012

Racer 5

Acrylic on Panel - 6 x 6 inches Ω

Just finished my submission to the Daily Paintworks Blue Challenge. And I had all week, but no, I had to wait until Sunday afternoon. I'm really slipping. Like everything else, I'll just blame it on the holidays.

This is a toy car I found lying about the apartment. The cue ball in the background is really an orange, which I may render more faithfully later, but in rereading the instructions for this week, I noticed that we were encouraged to not use large orange shapes to offset the blue. Naturally I totally ignored this suggestion as I photographed the set up, but in painting it today, I left it grey anyway.

Despite that, the oddest thin that struck my was all those little orange highlights in the wheels/tires. Not sure where they were coming from.