Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 22 - mini series paintings

Today's subject matter is pretty different than my usual preference. I felt like I needed to break away from those photo references for a while and push my subject matter way out of my comfort zone. I don't paint many still lifes, so I thought that would be a good choice. A little girl's stuffed animals seemed an unlikely subject for me, so it was perfect. I wanted to still use some of the rougher scratchy strokes that I have been working with, but painting from life. I set up in our dining room today to paint these.

The first piece is a stuffed animal that Erin sleeps with. It is quite special to her.

"Brown Horse" 7x5" oil on board. Frank Gardner © 2011
$475. Framed

This second one is another favorite stuffed animal of hers.

"Yellow Horse" 6x6" oil on board. Frank Gardner © 2011
$475. Framed

Here is one for the guys.

"Toy Train" 5x7" oil on board. Frank Gardner © 2011
$475. Framed


Marc R. Hanson said...

Great stuff... your 'softer' side showing? :)

Kathy Cousart said...

I am smiling at seeing your softer side too. Always fun to see a change up. Love the top brown horse especially- wonderful job on these!

Marian Fortunati said...

Ahhhha... So cute!!!!

Anonymous said...

it is interesting to see your brushwork on painting these subjects ... it works beautifully!

Judy P. said...

They all have a 'landscape' feel to them; don't know why, maybe it's the textural brushstrokes.

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks everybody. Yes, must be my softer side.

Mindrazor said...

I think these are great. Really original subject matter too. nice. Love to see more of this set.

Nora MacPhail said...

Your paintings are just beautiful. Technically sound with a sense of playfulness! Perfect.
Happy Painting,