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Art of the Day: Sunday December 20, 2009

Brick Layer

- by Kiki Michalek

This week's theme: Introductions

This week Art of the Day introduces you to seven of the artists that became EBSQ members in 2009. This is going to be reoccurring feature for EBSQ's Art of the Day and we look forward to bringing you more new EBSQ artists in the months to come.


Art: Brick Layer by Artist Kiki Michalek
Mon-u-men-tal; Impressively large, sturdy and enduring. All of these words define this vehicle. It demanded my attention and nothing less than the oversized 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas that I painted it on would do. This truck was one of a series of paintings done to display at the Golden Age of Trucking Museum. It was one of the many beauties that were on display at the time and I returned frequently for more reference photos. The museum lights reflected off of every inch of the immaculet cleaned and polished machines. The size of the painting compliments the strong presence of this truck. I used airbrush as a base with a full sheet of heavy acetate cut into gazzillions of stencils to give it's sharp edges. Then I went over it with hand brushed acrylic to give it a little texture, then again with more freehand airbrush work. The background was blotted on in layers of color.

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