Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Objects and Life

So, I painted two more things for my 30 series. I'm not going to get all 30 done in 30 days with my schedule what it is. But then, I knew that going in. I asked my husband to pick something for me to paint.... He chose an object that couldn't be more different from my doll, more masculine, more heavy and MALE!!! It's a print-making brayer. The thing weighs a ton for it's size.It was fun to paint it. The drawing had to be carefully done and the dark roller was a challenge to get right.


As I was setting up to paint the brayer, I glanced out on my deck to take in some rare sunshine and I noticed a little bird lying near the door. Sometimes they stun themselves and lay still, but sadly this little guy was gone. I thought about it for a bit, then decided that I needed to paint him and put him in the series. He came as part of spring to my studio door and the least I could do was study and paint him. I'd never done that before and it was really kind of amazing to paint him/her. That little critter was alive and flittering about the yard. So delicate and small.



Wow, I'm learning so much as a painter already! I'm so excited about what it might feel like at the end of the project!

7 comments:

Douglas said...
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Debora L. Stewart said...

Lovely paintings and I really like the colors around both objects. I'm looking forward to the rest. Makes me want to paint now.

Carol Flatt said...
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Carol Flatt said...

Marla, your 30's project is interesting. I look forward to seeing your efforts and reading your comments. Are you painting oil on Wallis for them all, or are you using varied materials? What sizes? You can tell I'm intrigued!

April 27, 2011 8:39 PM

SamArtDog said...

Marla, your painting of the little bird is quite touching. Ephemeral.

Ruth Armitage said...

I love your bird painting, Marla. So touching!

Jala Pfaff said...

That bird painting is absolutely lovely.