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, February 13, 2007

Day 31

Young Woolly Mammoth Head Study
(5x7", Oil) Price: $75.00

Here is my first attempt at painting a study of a Woolly Mammoth head. The canvas was way too small, because I'd run out of prepared 6x8" ones. Got plenty now. Anyway, I was more interested in paint effects and brushstrokes than making a proper portrait. This is one of the very woolly versions of mammoths. He looks a bit like he's wearing a shaggy hat. I'll grab one of the others off our mammoth shelf - yes, we have a Mammoth toy display shelf - and try painting other versions of the species. Bob likes dinosaurs (I do to, really) but I do like the mammoths. Elephants, too.

I think with other attempts, I'll continue to try to paint the essence of the beast as opposed to painting a still life of a toy. But those look good too, so who knows.

Anyway. Palette consisted of the usual suspects: French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, and Transparent Gold Ochre. The canvas support was tinted with my favourite Burnt Sienna/T. White/Transparent Gold Ochre blend, and allowed to dry before use. Brushes were: 1/2" Flat, Size 6 Filbert, and Size 4 round.

So, till I have to go dig another woolly mammoth out of a snowdrift tomorrow. See you then.


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