A cute little figure sitting in the kitchen window. It looks like I am just about to hit the year mark on Feb 13th of doing the daily paintings.
10/18/11 09:23 Filed in: Daily Painting
Another painting from our toy collection. I have forgotten the characters name. Not a good painting though and very likely will be painted over tonight.
08/12/11 05:27 Filed in: Daily Painting
Gosh, we have a lot of these little robots. This one is by Tomy, stands 2.125” tall, and winds up by cracking its arms around. Very cute little guy.
08/10/11 09:45 Filed in: Daily Painting
I guess one of the good things about doing a painting a day is that there is always the next painting, the next day. This one is not so good, I just never got a feel for B9 robot doing this. This may get painted over very soon and I am looking forward to the next one which is going to have a giraffe and little trees in it.
08/07/11 07:13 Filed in: Daily Painting
Another little plastic toy from the shelves (which are slowly being sold off on ebay). This cute little robot is two inches tall and articulates in several spots. S/he needs a name.
07/29/11 11:09 Filed in: Daily Painting
Another one of the Jetson ghosts haunts my studio...
05/27/11 09:31 Filed in: Daily Painting
The IG seems on the verge of being cross-eyed here. Hmmm. It looks like this is painting number 100. I need to decide if I am going to continue on or not. Go to 200, a year? Not sure. I like how IG doesn’t have a nose, the fin that split the middle of his head extend down there, but being a big bomb wouldn’t really require a nose would it.
05/24/11 09:09 Filed in: Daily Painting
Another painting of one of the homemade robots we made years ago. This one is by Sam, entitled, For Mommy by Sam. If we were really the enginner types we would call it FMBS. Wall anchors make really cool eyes btw. As I worked on this I liked the unfinished feel, and decided keep it that way (I have done several paintings where I think that have continued to long on them).
05/23/11 09:08 Filed in: Daily Painting
Doing the two portraits of Iron Giant got me thinking about how much I love robots. On the shelfs near my desk are several homemade robots that Mason and I built when he was little. What great memories, we would cobble together scrap wood and plastic bits that I had set aside in a bin. We could spend an afternoon doing this. Screws became antennas for detecting various aliens, screws were also excellent eyes, zip ties could be anything. GooGoo is one of our favs. My thought was to try and render it more like a robot, but I will have to try again, I just kind of painted it.
05/21/11 08:39 Filed in: Daily Painting
Mason told me that the Iron Giant painting was my best yet, I glowed... So, I return to the big fella, the big IG, for another smiling metal portrait.
05/20/11 07:18 Filed in: Daily Painting
I almost forgot to paint today! I had put underpainting on six panels yesterday, grabbed one, saw the awesome Iron Giant coin bank next to the workbench and did a portrait of him. I really wanted to keep this loose and suggestive. / In private collection