Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Completed Painting: I Want To Run Away and Join the Office

This painting was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. The wood grain, the color or the stapler... it was all very difficult. It took me 3 or 4 times just to get the stapler color. But here we are... done. The original reference photo for this was done by SugarPush on Etsy... her products and photos are beautiful!

you can see a couple stages of this painting here:
Stage 1
and here:
Stage 3

I didn't happen to take any progress shots in between because frankly... I forgot. Whoops! In the end, I'm not 100% happy with it, but I need to move on. Hope you enjoy it!

I Want to Run Away and Join the Office.
I Want to Run Away and Join the Office.

Also, as usual, the title comes from a great Mike Doughty song called American Car.


Amanda Russian said...

It looks amazing Julie!

David Burns Smith said...

Very slick; Strong Work!

suzanneberry said...

Stunning stapler! Two words I would never thing to use together. The retro color with the warm wood works magic!

Erin said...

It's so interesting to hear other artists say which pieces they like and which ones they're not as happy with, because this is one of my favorite paintings of yours!! Awesome colors and great perspective. So life-like.

-Don said...

This is freakin' SWEET! You rocked this stapler, big time. I agree with Suz about your colors.


Alice said...

Julie, you did an amazing job. I'm so honoured that you used one of my product shots for your artistic endeavor.