Friday, January 18, 2008

Chunkin 'Nades







10"x12"
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Yet another toy painting. This little plastic soldier is a deviation from the previous toy paintings, void of the cuteness factor.

7 comments:

Todd Bonita said...

Really cool title...I think I still have a small box of army guys with this grenade chunker in it somewhere. Great painting, very cool and nostalgic.

best,
Todd

TFord said...

Thanks Todd...this little guy was fun to paint. Like the little plastic farm animals, I may have to paint another army guy.
With these last few paintings I've posted, I feel I have almost mastered the ability to show no direction whatsoever in my artwork!

Robert A Vollrath said...

Great blog. Great art.
This painting makes me morn the lost green army guys of my youth.
All got a firecracker under the arm one 4th of July and you know the rest.

Cheryl McCarley said...

It's all starting to look like a toy story to me...I mean, I need my 9 year old to look at this one, he'll love it! What about the parachuting army dude? I love the title, too! Awsome job!

TFord said...

Thanks Robert! Yes, such a natural combo: army men and firecrackers. Seems I lost a few hotwheels to firecrackers too.

Cheryl, I totally forgot about the parachuting army guy..I haven't seen one of those in years!
Thanks! Hope your son likes it too.

A Reason to Paint said...

Cool painting - I like the way you set him against the serene blue background, kind of paradoxical.

Ambera said...

Nice outline of the figure, your painting gives me an appreciation for the actual sculpture. Nice one!