Friday, November 23, 2012

Crazy Peach

"Crazy Peach"
5 x 5 oil on Gessobord

Crazy Peach started out as JunieB's painting (my studio mate).  She didn't like it and thought it would be fun to see what I could do with it.  The original had a pretty powerful blue green background, so lots of neutrals were added to tone it down, repainted the peach and then added some select scratching to the wet paint.  It was a fun project!  Thanks, JunieB!

Thankfully, I brought my oil painting supplies home on Wednesday.  I thought I might paint on Thanksgiving which I didn't.  But we are currently "homebound" as our garage door spring broke on Wednesday night and we haven't been able to get the cars out of the garage.  The repair is covered under our home warranty program but their service provider can't come until tomorrow afternoon.  We will have cabin fever by then!  At least I was able to paint.

I had never heard of a broken spring on a garage door until yesterday.  I woke up yesterday morning to a huge noise which I thought for sure was the furnace exploding, then I thought it was an earthquake....but it was all the built up torque and tension of the spring breaking.  If you have ever tried to dead-lift a garage door with a broken spring you will understand why we can't get out until tomorrow....hopefully.


Karla said...

This is another beauty! The scratching in the upper right hand corner almost looks like script.

Vanessa said...

I was thinking the same thing as Carla, hidden cursive letters. Gorgeous contrasting colors in this piece Cynthia!