Thursday, November 18, 2010 screw in a lightbulb?

I've used acrylics before, and enjoyed using them, but I've never fully appreciated the medium before this painting. I came across the idea for the composition while flipping through an issue of Juxtapoz. "I paid the light bill so I could see your beautiful face.", was the small caption on the bottom of an advertisement; graffiti surrounded the lettering. I thought the caption was rather ingenious. I laid out a design and began painting. I was limited in the mediums I could use, considering my canvas was a ceiling tile. I considered working in watercolors, seeing as how I've used it before on this type of canvas, but grabbed the tubes of acrylic instead. All together the painting took about 4-5 hours to finish.

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