Sunday, June 22, 2008

"Crooked Caramel" 8x10 (Click here to bid on eBay)



This is my first painting for auction from my new home in Gilbert. It's been hard trying to get set up with the hardest thing to overcome is the carpet on the floor of my new studio that is going to get trashed. I hate to ruin it, but I just can't be thinking about making a mess and trying to spread paint around freely. Rolling my chair around on it is another frustration altogether. Click on the image for a larger view.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Mona said...

I'm laughing over your description of your new studio, like a tight pair of sneakers that needs breaking in.

Don't worry, a couple of well-timed accidents and its all over for your concern. Enjoying your return to food still-life. Any diners in Gilbert?

10:04 PM  
Blogger David said...

Things to think about:
  • carpet is cheap (unless you have some kinda 'berber') so someday if you move out, it'll be cheap to replace.

  • It's your carpet; do what you want with it.

  • smear some cad. red light near the entrance, to set people up for what to expect as they venture farther in.

  • tear it out. If there is cement under it, paint it kind of a splattery gray, with a faux finish that resembles what it will look like at and around your easel eventually. If there is composite board under it, paint it grey, add stripes, then hand-paint "rivets" -- it will look like rough, steel plates. (Manly)

  • Take and Post "before pictures" for nostalia. (I want to see your studio).

  • pour half a cup of coffee somewhere near your feet now.

  • ...and maybe a little caramel from the apple, too...

  • consider the addition of a chalk outline of a body somewhere near the center of your studio. Paint-drips and palette-scraping flakes will pale by comparison.

  • buy a small rug so that people can wipe their feet as they leave your studio.

  • don't forget pencil shavings scattered about.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Helen Read said...

Its great to see this new still life! I hope there are diners in Gilbert too! I remember your wonderful food art from a year or so ago!

6:55 AM  
Blogger Darren Maurer said...

Mick,
You're not messy! The only one that ever had the guts (or lack of tact) to tell you your studio was messy was my youngest daughter Emily when we were out painting with you one night. I still think of all the funny stories and all the paint talk while I'm painting here. Pretty funny stuff. Glad to hear you are in your new house and getting settled in. I miss you man!
Darren

9:27 PM  
Blogger Ryan Evans said...

A great unusual choice for a still life- loooks nice and gooey!
Ryan

3:53 PM  

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