Friday, April 13, 2007

"Arctic Orange Shake with Magenta"
Acrylic on fiberboard

Do you remember Arctic Orange shakes at Micky D's? They served them infrequently, ("For a limited time only!!!") and they kind of tasted like St. Joseph's baby aspirin with ice cream. I loved them! I named this piece well before I had finished it. I'm not sure when you're "supposed" to name a painting, but well, it was a bit early in the process when I hung that label on this. It was at a time when there was a very light orange color prevalent on the piece. The color looked just like an Arctic Orange shake. The piece then continued to evolve into what you see here, complete with the pimply areas. I didn't use the waxy medium on this one, wanting instead to actually post two paintings, back-to-back for the first time in a long time. Have a good weekend everyone. I'll see you Monday.


Parapluie said...

It is a pleasure to click on your blog for the first time in awhile. I see new developments that make my mouth water. It is amazing how many ways verticals can be developed and express different emotions.

jeff bowser said...

Thank you, Diane! You topped off a perfect weekend for me. It's great to have you back.