Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Finds No. 1 -- Toys" 6x6

Oil on Hardboard 6"x 6"

Like most still life painters I have collected a variety of objects over the years to use as subject matter in my paintings. I have shelves packed with treasures picked up along the way. Every item was brought to my studio with the intent of using it in a painting; each piece has some quality that I found interesting and appealing. Some have sat in their places for years waiting. I want to paint them all!!! – So I came up with the idea of producing a series incorporating like items in one composition. I have entitled it the “The Finds Series”. Here is the first installment –“Finds No.1 -- Toys”. After I finished painting it I thought it would be interesting to disassemble the setup and photograph the elements of the painting straight on.

If you are interested in purchasing “Finds No.1 -- Toys” please email me at collierart@hotmail.com


Blogger Michelle said...

Wow! It's excellent.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Paintings by Patricia said...

You are a person after my own heart. I do the same thing and have shelves wating to be painted. This is a magnificent piece and so much detail in a small area. Looking forward to the next one.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Alvin Richard said...

Great concept and perfectly done. It's like Toy Story 3.....all the toys really want is to be played with and to be loved and here we get both!

4:52 PM  
Blogger Carrie Waller Watercolors said...

Amazing! I love it. So colorful and fun and beautifully done. Excellent!

8:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Really fun!!!!!

8:53 PM  
Blogger Delilah said...

Excellent work best on DP today!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Kim Rempel said...

What a composition! Bright, shiny and fantastic.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Chris De Dier said...

Great style. Very colorful. Reminds me of Cesar Santander's toy paintings. Looking forward to your next painting!

1:46 PM  
Blogger GabrielMyCat said...

Fabulous! I had to force myself to blink because it captivated me so!

4:17 PM  
Blogger r garriott said...

Marvelous-- will make a great series. You inspire!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Candy Barr said...

Original still lifes are hard to come by ~ this is in the Champion class!

9:15 AM  
Blogger Nancy Goldman said...

I love it. Your series is going to be fun to see. I am amazed by how many things you fit into a 6" x 6" painting.

5:23 AM  
Blogger T.Ford said...

Thumbs up!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Darren love said...

WOW.... love your art & your blog..

great stuff

11:33 PM  

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