In the Crate 1

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The beginning of a series of paintings of things in the crate.

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In the Crate 1
In the Crate 1, 2013
Oil on canvas board
10″ x 8″
$300
I found this old Inglenook wine jug in the back room of my dad’s shop and he let me take it home to add to my collection of things to paint. I liked the green color and it had a nice shape. It sat around for a while and finally inspired me to paint it. Unsure of what to do for the background, (and after trying several different things) I finally decided on a little wooden crate I had. I put the jug inside, played with the lighting and here you have it — the beginning of a series of paintings of things in the crate. I didn’t really know it was going to be a series, but as soon as this one was done I realized I had other things that wanted to go in the crate to be painted, and so it began…

 

Author: Chris Palmen

I’ve been practicing art in one form or another for most of my life and have been painting since about 2003. I do explore other medium but primarily use either acrylic or oil paints.

For me art has always been about the enjoyment of drawing and creating. It’s about challenging my eye, my brain, and my hands to recreate what I am seeing on a two dimensional surface.

So far, my paintings have been influenced by anything resembling old boots. In other words, anything that shows it’s character & history in the cracks and creases caused by use and abuse, weathering and age.

Other than that I paint things that are readily available. Anything around the house that looks interesting enough to keep me painting!