Thursday, December 15, 2005

hello SocMo


6x8 oil on panel

I was inspired recently by the small paintings on Leif Peng's website. Thanks to Leif, I now know that this style is known as kawaii. I think of it as the HELLO KITTY style. Big heads... and OH so cute! I tried some plein air landscape painting this summer (I haven't got the hang of it yet... but that's another story) and had some small canvas panels and water soluble oil paint setting around. I thought I would have a go at painting SocMo in this style. I am still not very adept at using oils. I could have done something quicker with less mess using Adobe Illustrator... but It IS fun to use an actual brush now and then. What I miss the most is not being able to hit the redo button. I can make endless changes and try out color after color with digits. I have one shot at choosing the correct color when I paint... I CAN'T HANDLE THE PRESSURE! Choosing the background color was a HUGE decision... and I'm still not sure about it. Oh, well....

7 comments:

leif said...

Jonsey; two words: fan TASTIC!!
Here's to your next kawaii painting - and many more!

Jeope said...

Make the background pink!

Noice. I'm not brave enough to even be in the same room as a paintbrush.

btw: it's pronounced like 'Joe Pea' ... emphasis on the 'Joe'.

megan said...

This is INSANELY cute!!! I am beside myself, truly. Will you sell this, and if so, for how much? (Signed & dated a MUST, natch...)

Doug said...

Megan... are you serious? It sure sounds like you are serious. I'm having visions of early retirement flashing before my eyes here...

megan said...

Ok, not serious enough to put you into an early retirement or anything, but, yeah, I covet that painting. (I actually saw a tie tonight that had the TEN COMMANDMENTS on it!!! They were called "Gospetalities", just thought of that cuz I used the word covet.) Let me know if you're willing to part with this painting, I may not be able to afford it!

benconservato said...

love your sock monkey!

my house is cuter than yours said...

I saw this lovely SocMo over at beetlegrass and fell in love with him! So cute , just want to pinch his cheeks!