“Bad Apple”: 90 From Life – Day 51
This is day 51 of my 90 day challenge to do one new painting form life each day.
This one was a blast. I wanted to conjure up a character you just wouldn’t want to meet in an alley, so I gave the apple a few weapons and wrapped him up in a punk-style leather wrist cuff. I actually wear those cuffs when I work most days to manage a mild case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – and as a bonus I get to feel badass in the studio.
As you can see, this one was done on a copper panel, which is hands down my favorite surface to work on. It’s perfectly smooth, the paint just flows from the brush right onto the panel, and it has that beautiful warm glow with the exposed border.
This video shows the whole process of making this painting – start to finish – in under 3 minutes.