Monday, September 6, 2010

an "underpainting a day" and happy birthday Paul!

I just had time for an underpainting today. It's my husband's big 5-0 and I have so much to do for the party. The chair next to the underpainting is the "dicty throne." It's one of Paul's B-day presents. Paul is a cancer researcher at NIH. He works with small cells called dictyostelium and learns how they traffic and spread (and stop spreading-read cancer) The whole chair is designed around that organism and the bottom is filled with pictures of his life. There are more on the other chairs since it all matches our dining room table and 6 chairs. It will take  a very long time to finish and I am still in the process. Just a  little side job, when I am not in the studio:-) 4 chairs and counting.
Back to normal tomorrow!


Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

The underpainting already sings! Fall must be coming on the east coast because your diva is showing her seasonal finery!

Happy birthday to your husband! He's lucky to have you making it so special for him.

Nika said...

Beautiful underpainting and the throne is waay cool! What a lucky guy Paul is:))
P.S. Relating to your last post, you simply must see American Beauty!

SamArtDog said...

What an exciting underpainting! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Happy Birthday, Paul! Nice throne.

loriann said...

Hi Katherine, very observant.....although for DC Autumn won't come till October. It has been dry, meaning a golding of color, but what I think you see here is the wild underwear my pastels often wear.
I think Paul had a great time on his B'day.

Hi Nika, I will try to find the movie in DVD. Glad you like the "throne."

Hey Sam.....we will see. Paul says thanks!

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, what a creative gift-giver YOU are!! Cool.
Am I allowed to say I like that underpainting enough that I call it a painting and would leave it alone?
Happy b-day, husband!

loriann said...

Hi Jala...thanks about the underpainting..I am leaving it alone for now:-) Paul did like his crazy throne. Thanks!