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, October 13, 2010

Little Red Robo-Dog Runnin' Thru the Forest...

"Robo Dog Romp"
(12x16", Oil)                Price: $450.00    SOLD

 Well, here is the latest robot painting...

I've been on a tin toy robot kick again, with lots of ideas presenting themselves for painting. I started with this one because the background was familiar. I've painted it before in a very small size for my painting a day project a few years ago from a photo I took in the Big Sur Woods on my honeymoon 12 years ago. I found the little robo dog replica in a store in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney in Australia at Christmas. I didn't buy him then but he lingered in my mind. I finally sent a friend back to buy him for me and had him shipped over here. He's rather cute and vivacious and just asked for a painting of his own. So this is his debut...

I used a palette consisting of: Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, French Ultramarine, Titanium White, and Cadmium Orange Hue. I roughed the colours in with a large Flat, then followed through with a size four Filbert, and two small Rounds. And of course the big blending brushes helped in smoothing the background.

Of course, the Robo Dog oversaw the whole process...

I used the left over paint on the palette to paint a 4x5" Black Capped Chickadee...but I'll post that tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Blogger Jim Belfiore said...

Sweet. ;-)

October 13, 2010 at 6:49 PM  

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