I promised to post the other painting I worked on yesterday, so here it is. If you want to learn about the color scheme behind this painting, read yesterday's post.
It is another cloudy day here, so I am thinking of moving away from landscapes and do a few still life paintings. I want to get out in the field and do some color harmony studies outdoors, but I will have to wait for next weekend.
In the meantime, I have been thinking for the last few days about doing a series of small paintings of my favorite junk foods from my childhood. I don't eat a lot of junk food anymore, for various reasons--but I still recall the joy of going into the local convenience store and buying some Sno-Balls, candy bars, or Ho-Hos. To get ready for this series of paintings, I stopped by the local gas station to buy a few things, and was surprised to find very little junk food. Maybe it is the DC area, but my local gas station was missing some of the basics--no Twinkies, hostess fruit pies, or ho-hos. I had to go to a 7-Eleven just to find my favorites.
I am starting with the basics, Twinkies, Fig Newtons, Hostess Fruit Pie (cherry), Snickers bar, and, of course, my all-time favorite item of junk food (not to eat, it just looks so great) the red Sno-Ball.
So look forward to some small still life paintings of Junk Food over the next few days. I will be following the same approach I used in my previous painting demonstration for "Yellow Cup", so you might want to go back and review those posts. I am also inspired by one of my early teachers, Lee Newman, who liked to paint unusual things. He has done a lot of etchings of children's toys and candy in the past. You can see, and buy, his work at the Washington Printmakers Gallery. He is doing a lot of etching these days, here is one I like (Newman etching at Plan B Gallery).
In the meantime, happy painting. All the best, Sixtyminuteartist.