Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Umbrella and Boots"

This is and acrylic painting that measures 12"x9" and is on a primed and sanded piece of hardboard.  I use acrylics when I want to do a lot of layers to get effects or textures in the piece.  I know I could do it in oil, but waiting for oils to dry drives me nuts, and having been an illustrator for a bunch of years makes me want to move quickly.  I use a hair dryer to speed things up, too.

In case you don't recognize the subject of the painting, it's an old ice box that people used just before refrigerators made their entry into the homes of almost everyone.  A block of ice went into the top of the box, and water was collected at the bottom.  The food went in the door.

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