Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Got Gum?"

Acrylic   16"x20"   Canvas Board  

The reflections were really the subject of this painting. I set up the gumball machine near the window in my studio and tried to simply paint the colors and values that I saw, without even thinking about creating the look of metal. I was excited when I stepped back and looked at the results. I love the whole "Pop Art" idea... looking at the everyday things around us in a new light and giving them significance by painting them larger than life. The artist, Wayne Thiebaud (whose work I really like), did this with cakes and pies and gumball machines. His influence can definitely be seen in some of the subjects of my paintings.

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