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

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Day 6

Toy Clydesdale
(6x8", Oil) Price: $100.00
Well, the Clydesdale is dry at last.

I love the rich warm brown backcloth, so I've been using it a bit, and will probably use it more in the future. It's a perfect accompaniment to still lifes. Anyway, the horse in question is a plastic toy made by a German company, and I kind of liked the way he looked like he was moving. He didn't look static or stiff at all, which means the sculptor of this animal was very gifted. Hopefully, I've translated it fairly well into paint.

I used only four colours for this painting: Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine, Transparent Gold Ochre, and Titanium white. It was a nice exercise in restraint. Two brushes: a small size 6 synthetic Filbert, and the same 1/2" Flat (synthetic) that I used on the Gargoyle painting from Day 5.

One thing about these small canvasses, aside from being oil-painting practice, it proves just how dexterous an artist can be using only minimal tools. One can surpise oneself, if only one will try.

See you tomorrow,
Marianne

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