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Art of the Day: Sunday October 06, 2013

Sailing the Unknown

- by J A Blackwell

This week's theme: Pizza With Everything

Sometimes when ordering pizza for a large group, a consensus can not be reached regarding which toppings should be included on the pizza. When this happens the default is to order multiple pizzas that together have every topping available. If you are joining us for EBSQ's Art of the Day this week, we will be serving pizza.

Art: Sailing the Unknown by Artist J A Blackwell
Pinocchio is my latest Painting, Sailing into the great Whales mouth, alone with his fish, and torch in hand they Sail into the Unknown. There is a lot going on in this painting, lots of water and lighting effects. With so much detail, the water gives the illution of movement. I love to paint water and translucent materials. I like the water spilling all over the place. It looks as if Pinocchio is from a stop motion/claymation type of media. The water looks neat, all shiny and sparkly. I also show in the foreground how the water is almost filling up the Panel and you can see whatís going on under water. With the bubbles traveling up, and if you look close you can see how the bottle and object look distorted underwater, (like an aquarium) It looks cool :). I wanted to paint a truly wooden Pinocchio. He has pits and cracks. Itís as if he hasn't been taken care of very well. He hasn't even been painted yet. The salty seawater hasn't helped his wooden body either. The worried look on his face says it all " Whatís Next?", as he is swallowed by the Whale. His shiny eyes show that a tear is about to fall but he sucks it up because he knows that he's not alone... he has his goldfish J. This painting looks amazing in real light and I suggest experimenting with the light while displaying this piece. Everything looks alive! I Clear Coat the painting and it has and incredible shiny strong finish. I also paint the sides black so the painting is READY to HANG. I hope you enjoy this painting with all of its water and lighting effects. Oh and itís fun to look at. Thanks Again, Josh.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Sailing the Unknown

Beautiful Splashing Fish Bowl

Detail Image for art Sailing the Unknown

Cool Water and Lighting effects

Detail Image for art Sailing the Unknown

Lighting and Reflective Eyes!


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