November 28, 2011

Toast Time

Still Life - Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 10 inches - sold

I'm running far behind in the weekly challenges, but I did a rough sketch of this so I went ahead and painted it anyway. Its for the "Paint Your Toaster" challenge, and this is my toaster. Toaster oven.

As Alton Brown says, there should only be one single function item in your kitchen and that's the fire extinguisher - everything else needs to multi-task.

I didn't think painting a shiny metal box would be any fun, but it was.

November 17, 2011

Yellow Cafe

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches - sold

A little late on last week's challenge, but since I'd sketched it out loosely already, I just went ahead and painted it. Tried to stay loose, and realized while doing this that it's easier to stay loose if there aren't so many dang people in the scene. I completely ignored a lot of the ones in the shadow, but there's still too many people for my taste (or laziness).
Too keep it from getting to frantic, I decided to use a fairly limited palette, and yes, I included black. I try not to use black, but I find it almost essential when painting from someone else's photos.