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Sunday, April 19, 2009


24x24 on stretched canvas

I had so much with the Game of Life painting I did a few weeks ago that I wanted to do another based on a board game, especially since everyone that looked at my Life painting accidentally kept calling it Monopoly instead (love you, Mom). I've always liked playing with the Scottish Terrier dog token so he was the one I gravitated toward painting, especially after I saw the fun shadow he cast when I was taking my reference photos.

Painting text is still such a beast to me! Hopefully practice makes perfect eventually.

I'd like to do a whole series of board game paintings. What were or are some of your favorites? My husband and I were discussing Clue last night and I thought it could have some fun set ups, and I have some great memories of it. I'd also love to find some vintage copies of popular games that have had facelifts over the years.

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Blogger Sara Winters said...

I love the way you set the dog up. The shadow is awesome. Another wonderful painting.

Check out this link to Etsy for some vintage board games:

10:12 PM  
Blogger Carol Schiff Daily Painting said...

Keri, Love your game paintings. They are so different from your other paintings, that I also love. How can you be so talented as to paint that well in completely different styles! Your game paintings are sooo photo realistic!

6:10 AM  
Blogger Lauren Maurer said...

YES, Clue would be a great one!! These are so clever- and something that I would have never thought of as a painting, but it makes for beautiful artwork!Your lettering and the detail is perfect! p.s. the doggie is my favorite, too.

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Eric D. Greene said...

Great! I love this.

2:35 PM  
Blogger L.Holm said...

What a great idea! This is wonderful, and that cast shadow of the dog is so fun. I used to play Shoots and Ladders, Operation, and Candyland--all very old! (wait...vintage) :-)

3:53 PM  
Blogger Kerri Settle said...

Thanks Sara - That will be a treasure trove for me to browse through!

Carol - I seem to have a hard time settling on a set style. I love loose landscapes but am jealous of people who can do photo-realistic still lifes. I wish I could do it all!

Thanks Lauren! I love all the colors that pop out at you in board games, and with all the little tokens, dice and cards it really seems to be a world full of painting opportunities.

Thanks Eric!

Liz, those are great ideas that I hadn't even thought of! Maybe I should borrow some of my nephew's board games. I definitely do prefer the term "vintage."

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Blogger Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

This is SOOOO cool.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Rach said...

Those are awesome.

Candyland would be cute for a kid and Scrabble with "squeeze" on the triple word score would be cool. :)

11:08 PM  

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