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12-24-2009, 12:52 PM
Hi. This is the first of a series of still lifes. I painted a 7 value underpainting and added several layers of varnish. I can't decide if I will colorize it in water soluble oils or acrylic. I have a solo show in Feb at the local Barnes and Noble and I want to paint a series of concept stills where I distort perspective a little and include curious content. This is supposed to be about imagination and creativity.
Happy Holidays to everyone. Hope you all get art supplies in your stockings/gift exchanges!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Dec-2009/131690-underpaint.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Dec-2009/131690-ZZZBEST.jpg

This will have a companion painting in the show called Providence.
It was inspired by a line spoken by Hamlet "There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow." http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Dec-2009/131690-providence_5.jpg

12-24-2009, 12:59 PM
Wonderful idea here, I await the passing results!

12-24-2009, 01:15 PM
Very interesting...

12-24-2009, 04:58 PM
Fascinating concept and well executed. Looking forward to more of these.

12-24-2009, 04:58 PM
Very unique - I think you've hit onto something very interesting -
YOU GO!!!:clap:

Ali khamis
12-26-2009, 06:13 AM
interesting work.

Charlie's Mum
12-26-2009, 12:37 PM
You're full of good ideas Chris!
I'll keep watching!:D

12-26-2009, 01:51 PM
Thanks Kathleen, Robert, Howard, Dick, Ali, and Maureen!
Here's an update. Just had to do a lot of tinting/glazing.Still need to finish the bird and to make a lot of small adjustments. Thanks for looking and commenting!

Charlie's Mum
12-26-2009, 05:08 PM
:thumbsup: :D

12-27-2009, 09:28 AM
This is coming along great...tis a great idea!


12-27-2009, 03:19 PM
Thanks Maureen and Elaine. :) Almost done. I worked on the box of crayons and finished the bird. Should I add some cast shadows on the paper? Maybe start to color in the sheet with childish crayon- like marks?

12-27-2009, 05:41 PM
IMHO..the addition of scribbly crayons done on the "drawing" would connect the parts of done right (don't know how much etc). Like your ideas and having done 2 shows at a Borders near us, I know you will do good. Are they giving you a reception time? Waiting for the final work....Kurlie

12-27-2009, 08:42 PM
Thanks Kurlie, I will make the changes. They did say I will have an opening reception and I'm susposed to invite my "collectors." I don't have any collectors so I won't have to spend a lot in postage. :rolleyes: Did Borders process payments for you on consignment? They didn't get into any of that yet. They are susposed to call me shortly. I'm excited as it's in a college town, so I'm trying to do a lot of concept works for the academic types.

12-27-2009, 08:49 PM
Chris, this is truly fascinating!!

Charlie's Mum
12-28-2009, 08:42 AM
I like the idea of the 'contrast' in styles for this work Chris and I do think cast shadows are appropriate for the realistic parts!

Lol about the invites - give them to friends and family and suggest they offer the info that they do collect your work - they probably have stuff given as gifts anyway! - ergo - they're collectors! :lol:

Good luck!

12-28-2009, 08:59 AM
I think the cast shadows would be a great idea and some scribbling too.
I really really like this. Well done.