Friday, January 8, 2016

A New Year, A New Hope...


A New Year, A New Hope...

Well, another year has come and gone with the usual mix of minor accomplishments and regrets.  I have made the usual retinue of resolutions to break for the New Year, and I'm sure y'all have done the same.  Here's to hoping all goes well for everyone!

I also want to take a few moments at the top of the new year to thank everyone for stopping by and gawking at my modest Blog, as well as the words of encouragement from many of you!  You are all much appreciated!  :-)

I have a stack of odd-sized, scrap pieces of hardboard which I gessoed.  From time-to-time, I'll grab one and paint a picture from a magazine that catches my eye, or something of the sort.  Nothing too fancy, just for warm-up or to try and work on some art skills for an hour or two.  Use it or lose it, don't ya know?  

In this case, it was a picture of Luke Skywalker from the original "Star Wars", which seemed like it would work on this Blog--I even thought of a semi-clever title and everything!  The painting was done with casein (it's sort of like acrylic paint, except it uses a milk-based protein as a binder) on a 4" x 5" gessoed hardboard, using a #10 Flat brush and #10 and #12 Round brushes. 

If I were smart (and I've never been accused of being such), I would have taken pictures/scans as I went along to show the progress, since many people like to see the process (I know I like seeing how they got from point "A" to point "B", myself).

If people like 'em enough, I may post more in the future.  We'll see, I guess.  :-)

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Done with casein on 4" x 5" gessoed hardboard.



  1. I like the detail in the background. Is the picture from in Mos Eisley? Outside the Cantina?

    1. Oh, Jack, now they will definitely take away your Nerd Card. ;-)

      It's actually the scene when Luke drives back [dramatic pause] home to find the charred remains of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. However, we can blame the painting for any confusion, so they may just take some points away from your Nerd Card, rather than just taking it away outright...

      Although, now that you mention the Mos Eisley Cantina, I've been meaning to do something with it for a long time. I will have to move it up in my ever growing list of stuff to do eventually before I die. :-)

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