Sunday, February 22, 2009

plastic icons

A lot of the fun of painting a still life is choosing a subject. On these two paintings I focused on some small plastic religious icons I came across. The plastic quality of the subjects is what attracted them to me. With both these paintings the use of color is a strong element within the compositions. Focusing on the transparent qualities of the plastic was a challenge. I always seek a challenge in my paintings. I paint to see what it will look like in a painting. I find something I want to paint and then look for something to paint it with. It important to me to choose objects of the proper scale and color to make the composition exciting. 

both of these paintings are 8" x 8" oil on board

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