Saturday, January 31, 2009

hammer #5 5x7

I've had this hammer in my class room for years. I haven't painted it until now because it was covered with paint. I spent a few minutes cleaning it off with lacquer thinner before doing this painting. I suppose I could have painted it with the paint on it but I really wanted to see the shinny chromed handle.

Friday, January 30, 2009

robot #4 5x7

Another one from my collection of classic projectors. I might actually be able to fix this one. This is my 900th painting. Thank you, everyone, for looking.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

yellow bell 7x5

Apparently bell peppers change color depending on when they are harvested. I always thought the different colors meant they were different types of plants.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

tangelo #2 7x5

Tangelos are a hybrid of a tangerine and either a pomelo or a grapefruit.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

butte study 8x6

This is a small study for a larger painting I'm working on.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

chocolate donettes 7x5

Another fine subject supplied by one of my students. The cellophane was pretty challenging.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

linseed oil 5x7

I found this old bottle of linseed oil in my classroom. I'm not sure where it came from. I usually mix my mediums with stand oil because it's gooier and I like that.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

hippo 7x5

My student Annie, found this little guy in the school garden. It was way more fun to paint than I expected.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Twinkie #6 7x5

Something about Twinkies keeps bringing me back. I like how the warm colored outer sponge cake contrasts with the cool cream filling.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hannah 10x8

Hannah is a very nice girl who likes palindromes, really.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Crayolas #2 5x7

These crayons are pretty fun to paint but a little time consuming because I have to change colors more frequently. They remind me of being young.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

mirror ball #4 5x7

This little steel ball has been creeping into more of my paintings lately. It's a simple but fascinating object to paint.

Friday, January 09, 2009

scissors #3 7x5

In general, old scissors look cooler than new scissors.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

stapler 7x5

I like the look of these old staplers. It almost seems like the designers paid no attention to aesthetics, right down to the completely nondescript beige. These anonymous fastening devices did their job and didn't ask for attention.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

scotch tape 7x5

I like the modern looking lines on this tape dispenser. I think it looks like something that people in the '70's would have thought looked very futuristic.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

mirror ball and lemon 7x5

I like the contrast between these two objects.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Crayolas 5x7

I heard a song on the radio today and it got me thinking about crayons. The song is by Kristin Andreassen and you can listen to and buy the song "Crayola" from her MySpace page. It's the best song about crayons that I've ever heard.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Friday, January 02, 2009

head study #16 10x8

I bought this watch cap for a dollar. I think it makes me look like the demolitions guy in a world war II movie. I'm gonna go down to the river and place some limpet mines on an enemy vessel.

Thursday, January 01, 2009