Monday, July 5, 2010

Dahlias with Rubber Squeak Girl american idol

Dahlias with Rubber Squeak Girl Oil on wood 10" x 8" N/A
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Yeesh. If this painting was a contestant on American Idol, Simon Cowell would call it "self indulgent." I'd been wanting to paint my recently acquired vintage rubber squeak toys... But in this painting I also tried a different palette and a few other silly tricks. Note to self: Keep it simple.

8 comments:

  1. Love the rubber doll, way cute! Your white and light flowers always look so lush!!

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  2. That's funny, Diane. I do love the flowers. And anyway, you painted, even if you don't love it.

    I read somewhere a painter who said, "Some days my muse just doesn't show up." I feel like that lots of days.
    Maybe your muse didn't show up today.

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  3. Your flowers (as always) are beautiful and so realistic. I also like the sweak doll. It reminds me of going to my grandmother's house as a child. She loved to grow lots of pretty flowers and in her attic (playroom) a plastic sweak doll similar the this one was in the collection of toys that we played with. Ahh such memories :)

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  4. lots to look at here and fun to see! great job!

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  5. I appreciate your PO very much the picture with the article. Continues to refuel!!

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  6. I like the way the little doll seems to be peeking at the viewer from under the flower. Very cute!

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  7. I like the colors in this very much...and I am not sick of your freesias...lovely paintings,Diane.

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  8. This is darling, that little girl doll is soooo cute and you captured that. I love the color palette you have chosen for this arrangement.
    Joan

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