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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Game of Life


24x24 on stretched canvas
SOLD

I've been working on this painting for the last few days which is why I haven't posted as many other pieces this last week. This subject was definitely outside of the box for me, but that's why I chose it. It posed a lot of challenges that I was curious enough to try, like the faux shadows of the board game itself against the actual cast shadows of the objects on it. And all that lettering! I've never really attempted a painting with so much text on it before. Also, many of my paintings are more subtle color mixes so this one, with all its loud colors, gave me something to think about.

I'd love to hunt down an antique version of the game and paint it next time.

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8 Comments:

Blogger L.Holm said...

Wow! Kerri, amazing painting!! You really brought it to life, and what a phenomenal job on that type! Brava!

4:08 PM  
Blogger Douglas Hoover said...

Hey Liz, Kerri deserves a "Holy Cow" award for this one... whaddya think?

This is awesome, Kerri. You've flexed a serious paint-muscle on this one. Wonderful idea, great painting!

5:34 PM  
Blogger laurens.paint.palette said...

This is so clever! I love it! Very impressive paintings!

8:33 AM  
Blogger Kerri Settle said...

Thank you all! I used to be so afraid to try something different, but it has been really refreshing for me.

1:49 AM  
Blogger L.Holm said...

Yes, Douglas is right--
You get the official Holy Cow for this one, Keri!!
I came back to say thanks for your comments and sorry to hear about your Angel. xo

8:50 PM  
Blogger Vern Schwarz said...

Kerri, these details are insane, I'm sure I wouldn't have the guts to try this one. Great job!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Sara Winters said...

I love your work! Beautiful!

11:22 PM  
Blogger Kerri Settle said...

Thanks again guys!

9:47 PM  

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