Thursday, December 03, 2009

Painting of Retro Fan

Tonight I finished the last painting for my Fall class. Earlier in the term we put together a still life display using items from the Art department prop closet. There was a whole bunch of stuff including a skeleton, some vases, bottles, a toaster, a tea kettle, a plastic baby doll, and this old fan.

I recently saw some prize-winning paintings of retro/50's appliances in an artist's magazine. There was an old Electrolux canister vacuum cleaner with hose and an old electric mixer. I wanted to try something similar with this fan.

This was a fun project but it was a bugger to paint. I had a hard time getting the blades and metal cage to look right. I like it! It's 16"x20" in acylic.

EP

5 comments:

The Old Bag said...

We had a fan like this in the house growing up!

Emma Pod said...

Maybe that's why I liked this! It was a deja vu moment and I didn't know it....

Leigh said...

great painting...hope all is well

Alison said...

You're doing really well with these acrylics. I've been working with them too - it's great that one can just paint over mistakes.

RickyLeary1008 said...

辛苦了!祝你愈來愈好!........................................