red paint can

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7″ by 7″ daily pastel painting, unframed
It’s usually easy to decide the colors for a painting but a room in my house . . I get stuck, sometimes for years. My kitchen walls are greenish and I wanted a contrasting color on one wall. I’ve had samples patches of color up but I just couldn’t commit. I finally decided to go for red. The paint dripping on the side of the can looked luscious so I took a photo of it before I closed the can and cleaned my brush.
On a different note I was comforted in hearing that Norman Rockwell worked from photos. The story goes that one day his photographer was dropping off some photos and Rockwell begrudgingly said something like “Oh great! More magazine work.”


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  • Micah R. Condon September 15, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    I love this one – makes me want to go paint something red :-)

    I’ve posted about this painting and a few of your surrealist pieces on my new art gallery blog at

    You can see the full post here:

  • Delilah December 5, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I’m so glad I am not the only one who has a problem with wall color. When I finally decide then my husband who is a real vanilla kind of guy doesn’t like it.
    I still thin orange in the laundry room would be cheerful.
    I love your painting today. Go paint the town red for Christmas!

  • AutumnLeaves December 5, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Choosing wall colors has never been difficult for me. Somehow, I almost always seem to end up with various shades of green! LOL My favorite color of course. I saw a girl come through the store the other day wearing green and orange (complementary colors) and thought she looked so cute; I’ve always liked those two colors together. At any rate, the red drips DO look luscious! I love how you managed to paint the metallic including shine of the can too. I never see any harm in painting photos, especially if you’ve taken the original photo. Another aspect of art!

  • artybecca December 5, 2009 at 2:44 am

    wow! that is fantastic. Love it!


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