Friday, February 22, 2013

74. My Smallest Fan


'My Smallest Fan'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

I have three of these Zero vintage fans - this one is my smallest. ;)

I've painted one of them before, and thought it was high time I gave it another shot. Whew! The misshapen blade guards were quite the humdinger! 
Blade guards? Ok, just asked my husband - he said it's a 'shroud'. 
Anyway, the shiny, wiry frame that goes around the blades was a challenge to paint! :)

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!

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10 comments:

Cat Beringer said...

First of all, I love the word humdinger!! You paint so beautifully, I love your fan, you always get the colors, details, and composition just right.

Fay Terry said...

Nora, this is great and I love the title, too. It definitely must have been challenging but you didn't let it beat you. One of my favorite things is the black cord.

Nora Bergman said...

Thanks, Cat! What a kind comment!

Nora Bergman said...

Thanks, Fay!

Margaret S Milligan said...

This is a beautifully painted piece, well done!

Scarlet Owl said...

Wow--That's an eye catcher Nora--that blue is stunning. And the shadow...Lovely. May I ask what palette you use for this?

Jacqueline Brewer said...

I love this one Nora..it's "COOL!" ; )

Nora Bergman said...

Thanks, Margaret!

Nora Bergman said...

Lol! :) Thanks, Jacqueline.

Nora Bergman said...

Thanks, Scarlet. I use the same Utrecht colors every time; Burnt Umber, Phthalo Blue (green), Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cad Red Medium, Cad Yellow Light and Titanium White. Yup, I copied Carol Marine's palette right off her DPW artbyte. :)