August 16, 2009

Quail Run

Another one for the solo show next month. Paying homage to the great Charley Harper. Can you guess what tool I used to paint the clouds?

Falling Behind - 12" x 5" cel vinyl on illustration board.

The title not only describes the image, but also my current status!

13 comments:

A.M.Bush said...

oooh! so cute. I used to see those all the time.

Ian Ross said...

super nice work! I love me some quails. Regarding the clouds, did you use a cotton ball?

pumml said...

Thanks A.M. and Ian!

Ian - You're so close! I actually tested out using a cotton ball, but it was pretty sloppy.

I used a Q-Tip cotton swab.

Jesse said...

awesome work.

Sadie Figueroa said...

Awesome...thought u used a small sponge for the clouds. Did you have trouble keeping the cotton from sticking?

pumml said...

Thanks, Jesse and Sadie!

Sadie - I did have to be a little careful with it. I dipped the Q-tip in the paint and then blotted it on the palette, which effectively smashed the cotton down to keep it from getting too stringy and out of control. In the end it was a bit like stippling with a dry brush.

Pedro Vargas said...

Wow, great paintings you have here! Love the colors. So much appeal in these and great designs! Really good stuff!

jodi said...

Hey Drake! Saw you were chosen as #5 in the Friday Five on Design Milk http://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-andrea-porter-of-bluebottle-art-gallery/. Congrats! Your work is looking amazing. Definitely going to check out your show coming up! Cheers...Jodi

Rex said...

Amazing work, Drake! The cloud textures look great!

pumml said...

Thanks much, Pedro! Very nice of you to say.

Hi Jodi, long time no see! Thanks for the heads up about the article. Hope to talk to you at the show next month.

Thanks for stopping by, Rex!

lorelay bove said...

cute! lovely shapes!

Katie said...

Beautiful!!!

pumml said...

Thanks so much Lorelay and Katie!