30 Paintings in 30 Days- Day 6

5″x7″ oil paint and ink on a linen panel

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 6
Ink and oil paint on a linen panel. Today’s painting is a quick little 5″x7″ Marilyn Monroe portrait. I also thought I would bust out some of the linen panels I had. And I have been wanting to try these out for a while. And on first try I was not pleased with it. There is way too much texture for my taste. I figured they would be smooth panels but you live you learn.
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30 Paintings in 30 Days-Day 23


Today’s portrait is of Julie Adams, who plays Kay in the Creature From the Black Lagoon.  It’s another watercolor painting, where I’m trying to stay close to the Zorn palette.  In the movie she is the main object of the Gillman’s attention.

October is the time of the year called Inktober, where people are doing a month’s worth of ink drawings and I’m thinking about joining in for my first time.  And the reason I bring this up is because I’m thinking that the Creature From the Black Lagoon film might be a main subject of the drawings I will do for the month.



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As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

8″x10″ ink and marker drawing

“We’ll always have Paris.”

    This is the last week of the month of love theme, and possibly my last piece for this theme.  The drawing is from a scene from the movie, Casablanca.  It’s a complete classic and made to perfection.  I love everything about it.  It has some great quotes and amazing music.  I named this piece after the song, As Time Goes By, which is a song that has a big impact on the characters in the film.  It’s about the joy and pain that love can bring and the hard choices that you have to make.  And it’s got Nazis ruining everything.  I know people might have problems watching a black and white movie from the 40’s, but to me it’s a must see.

“Kiss me.  Kiss me as if it were the last time.”

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