Thursday, April 24, 2008
6" x 8"
Painting a bunch of dice is very challenging. I worked on this piece in stages rather than finishing it in one sitting like I usually do. I wanted the under painting to partially dry so I could get the dots on the dice to pop off of their background. Oil paint never dries fast unless you don't want it too. I am also working on several commission paintings that I will be posting as they are finished. This is painting 213 in my Painting A Day Series. Painting Sold
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Pencil & Crossword Puzzle - Daily Painting by Darren Maurer
6" x 8"
A simple composition of a yellow #2 pencil. I used the crossword puzzle as a background feature and like the simple lines and color it creates. Crossword puzzles have never been my thing. I always go through them and write in the words I know easily and then that is the end of it for me. This is painting 211 in my Painting A Day Series. If anyone is interested in purchasing this piece send me an email by 7pm CST Thursday evening. As always the first email gets the painting. If it is still available tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 7pm I will post it on eBay. The pre-auction price of this painting is $120. UPDATE: Painting sold at 11:57pm Wednesday night. I didn't post this piece until after 11pm so it wasn't on my blog very long before it was purchased.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Apple Sack #2 - Daily Painting by Darren Maurer
8" x 8"
I have been thinking about the first apple sack painting since I posted it. Something about it is very intriguing to me. I wanted to paint another one and here it is. Paintings like this for me are as close to an abstract as any of you will probably see on this blog page. The brushwork is loose but controlled. I might paint a series of fruit subjects inside clear plastic bags. This is painting 210 in my Painting A Day Series. If anyone is interested in purchasing this piece send me an email by 7pm CST Thursday evening. As always the first email gets the painting. If it is still available tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 7pm I will post it on eBay. The price is a little bit more for the pre-auction sale because it is an 8"x8". $150 UPDATE: Painting Sold at 3:45am Thursday morning.