Tuesday, September 26, 2006

IKEA Furniture makes for Guuuuud Canvas

I found myself hunting around the apartment for canvas this weekend, and being too lazy to go out and get some, resorted to painting on left-over and unused bits of furniture from Ikea. It took the Acrylic paint surprisingly well, and was a much more pleasant experience than painting on canvas anyway. It kind of took me back to rebellious and unruly highschool days. HA. (My apologies for the crappy Photos)



















"Professor Bunny"
14" x 14" Acrylic and Pencil on Cupboard Door
















"Hungry Bird"
8" x 9" Acrylic on Thrown aside Shelving

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17 comments:

mauricio salmon said...

wow nice! i dig the design of both , specially the bunny professor. thank you for posting these, i'm motivated to paint once i get home from work.

W.MEANS said...

Both paintings are great I can't choose between them. Thanks for stopping by my blog. ^_^

BoGiE said...

Prof bunny rocks Elaine....I think he would sound like the guy from the
"bump bump, pick the papers up, put'em in the bag Bump Bump!"

Fighting Irish said...

I love the fact that that bird looks eternally strung out. Like it's been through some traumatic experience and emerged half a bird on the other side.

great paintings. Next time buy a canvas though, okay? ;)

Oh! By the way,....Have you come up with an alt for that bookstore thing yet? ;P

I say MEH!

MEH, I say!

Ummmmm,......okay, I'm done.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Always fun painting on junk! Fine work as always. Love the design of that Gentleman rabbit.

eel bog said...

I just thought of one Sean! Maybe he could go into the bookstore and ask for a book on "how to wash the dishes and take on the role of Motherhood". I think that would go over quite well, No?....maybe i have been too rash .......MEH.

Closet Space said...

that's darn cool! I've still yet to go through my rebellious, unruley faze... bet it wont kick in til' I'm a house wife with 10 kids... bah

stuntfrau said...

I <3 professor bunny! I just want to hug him and squeeze him and have him teach me smart maths.

Andrew Shek said...

great paintings!

nick said...

you sad,sad little woman...

zombiejosh said...

Dude, these paintings rock. What's your process? Elucidate, elucidate...

eel bog said...

Hey Josh. I'm glad you like 'em! The process my friend is primitively simple. Since the surface i was painting on was already smooth and black (Thanks to Ikea for making such finely crafted cupboard doors) I sketched on the design from earlier drawings with pencil, then filled in the silhouette with the dark brown colour that outlines Professor. after that, i layered and layered on lighter and lighter colours to give it a sort of dirty and older look. i'm not really a big fan of pristine and clean when i paint. the numbers in the BG are just pencil so i also have to coat it with something. meh. that's it though. Thanks again Josh! :)

Robin Hall said...

Wow wow! These are great! Are you a Sheridan grad? I'm loving your art, the bears are so fluid and bouncy.... bouncy isn't the right word, but they're great :)

I'm gonna bookmark and check back again soon, have fun painting on Ikea parts!

Katy Hargrove said...

I am in love with Prof. Bunny and all the penguins of the past!

willipino said...

awesome paintings!

Govind Singh Rautela said...

What a Nice Painting!

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