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

Friday, August 10, 2007

Day 64

Little Pumpkins Too
(6x8", Oil) Price: $275.00
Well, I'm still dealing with dinosaurs. I'm trying not only to settle the contract but settle the final details of what the dino book will be called, etc. with the publisher I'm working with. Who knew that it would be so tiring and time consuming. Meanwhile, it's almost done, and now I'm packing for us to go to Japan in two weeks. I'll be taking notebooks and sketchbooks with us while we're travelling, so we can get creative during long waiting and flying times.

Meanwhile, here is another dinosaur painting. I really have to get back to painting toys...


Thursday, August 2, 2007

Day 63

Little Pumpkins
(6x8", Oil) Price: $275.00 SOLD

Dang! I didn't realise I hadn't posted in so long. This painting seems appropriate though, as I've spent the last several weeks developing a dinosaur children's book for Hollan Publishing for Sterling Books. Only I'm not illustrating it, I'm writing it.

I swiped one of Bob's dinosaur toys for this painting. He's got hundreds, so he didn't notice that one went on holiday for a bit. I also have a passion for the visual effects of little pumpkins - the bitty ones that everyone uses for decoration over here. I want to paint more with little pumpkins. Maybe I'll add tin toys - robots of course. My bow to Eric Joyner's wonderful paintings of whimsy.

Painting seems to have been put on hold at the moment. Anytime that I try and paint a full blown fantasy piece, it just doesn't feel right. I've abandoned one painting, and am twiddling with an old unfinished one as well, but neither of them are moving me at all. However, I am feeling pulled back towards painting whimiscal still lifes like 'Little Pumpkins'. We bought a couple of tin toy robots recently, and my mind is looking for things to put with them to paint. So I've started poking around good will stores to find old stuff to compose compositions with. We'll see what happens. I really need to get back to painting again...