Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lift Off

Lift Off 
27.5" x 10.5"
oil on panel

In this painting is a set of Buck Rogers 
Crayon Ship colored pencils.
Made by American Pencil CO of NY in 1936.
The front of the box shows Buck Rogers ship taking off, 
so naturally I felt the need to portray the pencils 
lifting off one by one.
I was drawn to the graphics on the packaging. 
The designs used for the various ships 
from the Buck Rogers series from the 1930's movie shorts 
and the comics have such great style.
The colors they use for printing from the 1930's 
have the color combinations I love to use.

A little video I took of the box and pencils.
You will see there is a little surprise 
on the back of the box. . .

Here are some in progress shots from the painting. . . 

Now for some detail shots from the finished painting. . .

Lift Off
oil on panel

 Principle Gallery Charleston
125 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401

1 comment:

  1. Another awesome narrative still life from you Teresa! I loved this post & your video too. Thanks for sharing!