Still Life Painting 1

Sometimes ideas run away with me

Thursday night, 5pm

Friends: So we’re doing Jabba the Hutt for the sand sculpture event on Saturday!

Me: I should paint a cardboard cutout thing of Princess Leia to go with it, hahaha.

Friends: DO IT.


Thursday, 7pm

Java Monster: *is drunk*

Cardboard: *is aquired*

Beats Antique: *is playing*

Me: Let’s do this.

Leia drawing in charcoal

5am: *sneaks up on me*

it was late and I was tired


Friday – Saturday


supplies ready for round two of painting. Never did drink that beer...
making the base. This thing took up the whole room
getting ready to paint the base


Saturday, 10am

Leia cutout finished! Cardboard & acrylic paint. The gold bits are sparkly

My body: can we collapse now plz
Me: Bo~ring! Instead let’s dig in the sand for three hours and get really sunburned!
My body: D: D:
My brain: *is clearly missing*
Massive fun: *is had*

Sculptors hard at work. Salacious Crumb by my friend Carrie! Those feathered tufts looked awesome in the breeze
fun for all ages and species

This was ridiculously fun to do! First time working this big, first time painting figures in acrylic, very little experience making stuff out of cardboard either. Lots of trial and error, many interesting discoveries. Also the first public showing of my art! It was a big hit. Apparently it was even in the  local paper, I haven’t seen it myself yet though.

still life favorites

Wrapping up the still life posts with my favorite paintings of the semester*, all done towards the end as I started to get the hang of acrylics.

* except for the metal ones, which I already posted over here.


java monster still life. acrylic, 11x14in.

This semester brought to you by Java Monster, Stash Tea, supersweet coffee and strategic catnaps.

daruma still life. acrylic, 11x14in

Did this one on Halloween, breaking for a couple of hours in the middle to throw on a costume and go party.

Zinzilla still life. Acrylic, 11x14in.

I admit I bought this wine for the label originally, but actually it’s quite good. Goes well with pizza. 😀

bird's nest still life. acrylic, 11x14in.

The egg-shaped thing in the bowl is actually a rock. The brown box is my favorite brand of cinnamon coffee scented Japanese incense, which I was sad to find is no longer being sold in the San Francisco Japantown shops.