Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Three Martini Floor

Three Martini Floor 6x6 oil on museum board
This painting was inspired by my friend Patti Mollica.
She made a cool artbyte on Daily Paintworks
She had done some martini paintings that I really admired.
I have some in my studio and this was my
excuse to give painting them a whirl.
This is how it went:
The Daily Paintworks challenge was to try a style of
another painter on the site whose work I admire.
I really want to be faster, looser, and bolder so
it was a no brainer for me to try to
use some of Patti's suggestions from her artbyte.
I would have loved to nit pick things more and 'fixed' stuff.
But I resisted!
I started with a one inch brush, but switched down to a half
inch when it started getting muddy.  I set the timer trying to spend only
ten minutes on each glass but spent fifteen instead.
It took 30 minutes to draw and stain the canvas,
45 minutes for the glasses
and another 15 to finish it off.
(That's not counting the photographs!)
So one and a half hours to paint this.
That's my best ever time!
Normally it takes me three hours.
Please let me know what you think, I enjoy the feed back.


  1. I love this Bruce!! Gorgeous colors...I watched the video, I would like tot try that, it might help me loosen up!!

  2. HI Karen, I'm doing another one and staying with the bigger brush longer. It's going pretty well! Did you get Patti's Fast Loose and Bold video on Daily paintworks? It's great! Thanks for commenting!

  3. I love the colors in this fun piece. You've kept it simple but interesting with the flow of line and spots of color.

  4. Thanks so much for commenting Diana!

  5. I love the places where the colors intersect with each other! Cool composition.

  6. Hi Anne, thanks so much for commenting. Glad you like! This is holding my interest so I'll explore the possibilities further.