Sunday, March 9, 2008

Vintage Hamilton Beach Mixer


"Vintage Hamilton Beach", 8"x10", Oil on Board
I finally finished this painting yesterday. The past month or so I've been so busy with other things that I really couldn't focus on painting. I'm hoping that I can get back into some kind of routine now with my painting. Please keep in mind when you look at the photo of the painting that the background is still wet in areas and the camera picked up the glare from it. I will replace the photo as soon as the painting has dried. I felt like my subject matter was a little challenging; however, I still enjoyed painting the mixer. The one thing that I kept thinking about when I was painting this was how beat up the mixer was with all of its scratches and imperfections from years of use. The mixer still runs and I've found use for it as a still life object. The mixer reminded me of people in the sense that even though a lot of us have imperfections and life has worn us down we keep going.

7 comments:

TFord said...

Great job!
This piece looks amazing!!

Jean Victory said...

Thanks Todd!
I appreciate the encouragement! Maybe someday I'll reach your level of ability.

Joanne said...

Oh Jean! You have done a fabulous job on this mixer! It looks exactly as I remember my mother's did. Truly, I absolutely love it! I imagine you have a sense of true accomplishment with this painting - congratulations!

Alvin Richard said...

Amazing details. Those little chip paint areas is what gives it character. I like that the background looks runny for some reason. I get the feeling that it is larger then a 8 x 10". Kudos to use, your transition to oil is complete with this number!

Jean Victory said...

A special thanks to the three of you! If it wasn't for your encouragement at times, I probably would have given up on the oils. I've discovered that painting is hard work and one has to be completely dedicated. The mixer was tough but I'm glad I stuck with it. I've already started on a new painting. Thanks again!

stalag33.3 said...

its a wonderful painting,but thats a sunbeam mixer.
looks like a model ten to me.
it is absolutely not a hamiton beach tho.

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