Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The rest of my Toys series

Silver army man with tin parachute and a flamethrower 18" x 18" Oil and Toys on Canvas
(detail of silver leafed army man)

64 Crayons 18" x 18" Oil and Crayons on canvas
(Detail of crayons)

A String of Monkeys 5" x 36" Oil and Toys on Canvas

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Next painting in my toys series!

More toys on canvas...

For this painting I was semi-inspired by some impasto techniques, and the effects that can be achieved by simply applying paint to the canvas. My initial idea was to create a paint toy mix and apply that to the canvas, but I forgot about the effects of gravity, so I attached the paint smothered toys to the canvas using simply (in most cases) oil paint. In a couple areas I cheated and adhered the figures that fell off with acrylic caulking. For the most part, this is pretty much just white oil paint on canvas.

Toys used: Legos, Army Men, Crayons, Puzzle Pieces, Play Sand

Child's Play, Oil and Toys on canvas 52" x 40"