Saturday, July 21, 2007

Out of Time

 
 
 
I can't procrastinate any longer. Sigh. So... my plan is to complete a 'commissioned' painting this weekend. Thats why I'm sitting here at the pc posting a blog entry instead of standing at the easel.

I like to do the hard parts first. So I dragged out the easel and set it up in the kitchen area. Its the only place without a rug, should I drop a loaded brush. I always like to cover the canvas surface with a neutral color so the white isn't slapping my vision with its blankness.

The photos are my references... combining the fellas with the trailer/mobile home in the background. I shall be adding a large sign that reads "Park It" across the top.... the name of a movie this person is going to be making. He said I didn't need to make the guys look like themselves so that pressure is off... but I'm sure he would be pleased if it did look like the gang.

Well... the fun part is over now. Now starts the part where all the mistakes are made.
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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crusty that's wonderful, a commissioned painting. How the heck do you get those...people who know you or know someone who knows you..or knows ....?? You HAVE to share your work in progress here..well...if you want...This is so cool...and ...well....I can't wait.....to ....see the REST OF IT.

sandy

p.s..when did the commission come in...

cat's momma said...

This is great that you have this painting to do! I'd love to see the "work in progress" if you feel you would like to share!!!

Sandy said...

okay it's still blank...I'll come back tomorrow for a look-see...haha. by the way, thanks for ID'ing Larry for me..I didn't know his name...and I didn't know his game either...that was funny...naked larry..

The Crusty Crone said...

Sandy... the word 'commission' is in single quotes, well, because I wanted to make it seem I use the word advisedly. If a painting is done because someone has said "I'll buy a painting if you'll paint this specific thing for me", thats a commission. But these 'commissions' are from friends and/or family. Its not like a stranger contacted me. And one of the biggest 'uuugggghhhhs' with a commissioned piece is when its brought back to be fixed. I've had that happened twice. (I don't blame them, but I don't like it either.)
This particular 'commission' was discussed last summer. And they said it wasn't needed until the following summer. This is the following summer. Wish me luck.

I'll show wip cause it will give me something to post about... I have no shame.

Nita said...

This is great! I'll be looking forward to seeing the evolution of your painting. Yep...something to post about for sure.

wip = while in progress?

The Crusty Crone said...

WIP-Work In Progress or Work In Process. I'm not sure if its progress or process, but its basically the same thing.

Wanda said...

Oh this is exciting! Can't wait to see it come together!!!
missed checking in while I was gone!!

Travelling Goddess said...

Way to gooooo Crusty!!

Okay, let's see some more paint on that canvas!!

Sometimes when doing a group, ya don't have to make them look exact like who they are and yet they will know who they are........go for the fun and the freedom.....

Smooches to ya!!!

Travelling Goddess said...

Sooooooooooooooo??????? where is your Show and Tell?????????

Geeeesh, here I go and do one and you don't have one up!!!!

Toooo much coffee made ya forget????

BJ said...

Great! I can't wait to see something on the easel! I'm excited to see this wip! Ha-Ha! I just learned something. WIP! Woooo Hooo!

BJ said...

BTW - Blogger sucks big time today! I'm barely getting these published!

BJ said...

BTW - Blogger sucks big time today! I'm barely getting these published!

Anonymous said...

so you are having trouble also with blogger...arrggg...

TG: she did a show and tell..the projector..sandy