Daub du Jour

My name is Marianne Plumridge. I am an artist of mythic fantasy works and fine art images. More of which can be seen at my website, 'MariannePlumridge.com', and also my main Blog, 'Muse du Jour'. These sites are in the links section of this page. This site began life as a painting a day blog in 2007. However that project has now passed, but I still find myself painting in that way. So this site will now be the showcase my new paintings as inspired by those previous efforts.

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Location: New England, United States

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Day 5

Gargoyle
(6x8", Oil) Price: $120.00 Framed!!  SOLD
Here is the Gargoyle! I'm so pleased with how this turned out. Although, it looks dark here, the original looks quite luminous.

6x8" seems to be my size de rigueur lately. It's such a comfortable shape to use when painting small still lifes. Not too big and not too small. Not too wide and not too thin. Well, I limited my palette to only a few colours this time: Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, Transparent Gold Ochre and Titanium White. The background base was formed using the 'Sienna, Ultramarine, and T. white, and allowed to dry first. You know - all those backgrounds I create using left over paint on the palette? Well, I was starting to run out of them, so I've been happily making more in a variety of sizes after I finish painting each day. I've noticed that a dry oil base allows for less drag on the brushes when laying paint. A smoother tooth, so to speak. I tried using an acrylic tinted canvas as a base for the Pumpkin/Skull painting a few days ago, but I didn't like the feel of the surface beneath the brush. I really like my oil backgrounds!

Oh, and by the by: I only used one brush for this entire painting - a 1/2" Flat (Synthetic).

Hope you like today's result as much as I do.

See you tomorrow
Marianne

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