May 14, 2006

RibbitRover is swimming your way!



HI! I have been pretty busy with work and all, so it took me a while to get this one done and up for show. So here it is! It's called RibbitRover and it's acrylic on wood with stained wood edging. I like the way this one turned out. I wasn't to happy with it at the beginning, because it had similar colors as the sketch. It was way to bright to be an underwater scene (I thought anyways). SO, during the process of making this painting I fiddled around some more with glazes and washes and darkened it up a bit. I was trying to do something light and colorful, but it eventually always turns dark. Maybe the next one, maybe not. Anyways, it was fun and that's really all that matters, right! So, this piece is part of a series focused around this dog character named Rooz(temp. name).

The first picture, is just after I finished it, before the varnish. I thought I would show my easel set up and my sketch reference to show how different my colors turned out. Maybe next time I will show some various stages of my process. This piece is about 12" in diameter round and has a polyurethane varnish as you can see in the 2nd picture, to seal in all the paint goodness. hehee...
I am currently working on the 2nd painting and hope to have it up soon, work permitting....;)
Thanks for visiting and all your great comments! Cheers!

16 comments:

damon said...

wow that relly came out cool i like the rivets on the frog

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!!ove the frog sub!!

Ripsey said...

LOVE it!

Diaadia said...
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Diaadia said...

Hello!!!
Very very nice this galactic swiming frog,
Sorry about my inglish...

nick said...

wonderful stuff dee....thank you for linking me.....your paintings look great...love the frog!

Cate said...

I love it! I saw the sketch first, and I thought it was a cute idea, but this is just amazing. You are very talented! I can't wait to see the rest of the dog series.

jesus chambrot said...

that piece has a nice ethereal feeling to it...very moody.

kend said...

hi dee, thanks forcoming to my blog. i might animate that bear. this looks cool, nice colours. I thought it was a dinner plate at first!just based on shape

spacesick said...

amazing work!!! I bet this just looks wild in person.

someday I'm going to own one of these wood pieces of yours, mark my words. but when I'm rich and famous, of course.

potato farm girl said...

What are you going to do with all your new wonderful paintings? The frog's eyes are creepy, I like it!

damon said...

nice header very cool
now i want a dee button

Dee C.K. said...

Hey! Thanks everyone! I'm glad you all liked it! Gives me reason to keep painting! ahha...
Kend-It would make a great dinner plate! ahha...
Spacesick- Your soo sweet! Thanks! Aren't you rich and famous now?!!;)
Potato Farm Girl- Thanks! I hope to have a show or maybe show some of them somewhere. Haven't figured that out just yet, but working on it! ;)
Damon- Dee buttons are coming soon!! WOOhooo!

ktgarvai said...

I like you style! Very cute and creative!

Hans said...

I love your designs! Very funny and appealing.

Hans

Bonkers said...

Your blog continues to be one of my favorites. The development sketches below are fun and colorful and your paintings just shine! Golly, I'm gushing! Btw, I like the name 'Rooz'. Drat! I have to get off my can and start drawing again, but two jobs and the daily hassles of life tend to keep on busy....
Anyway, thx for the inspiration!

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