Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Up on Etsy - Animal Crackers - Original Acrylic Painting - With Behind the Scenes Photos

photorealistic painting of a box of animal crackers by kim testone
"Animal Crackers," acrylic on panel, 8" x 10".

I used a contemporary box of animal crackers as a model for the piece. There were so many super-intricate details, as the painting is just slightly larger than life size. In truth, the illustrations used on the box were really lovely, and something I'd never really noticed before. 

I'm including some behind-the-scenes photos below. Thanks for looking!
I began to refine my details with white, cleaning up any edges where I went a little overboard with my yellow.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Up on Etsy - Heading Home - Candy Land Board Game Acrylic Daily Painting

photorealistic painting of candy land board game by kim testone
"Heading Home," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".
I decided to do another daily painting using my vintage-style Candy Land board game. I just loved the little house at the end of the game, especially this incarnation, which has lots and lots of little details that really make it special.


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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Recent Commission - On the Scene

photrealistic acrylic painting of a cup of coffee reporter's notebook pen and newspaper by artist kim testone
"On the Scene," commission, acrylic on panel, 8" x 8".

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Up on Etsy - Candyland Daily Painting - Love You

photorealistic painting of candy land board game by artist kim testone
"Love You," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6"
I got to use my new vintage-style Candyland board to paint this daily painting! Such a nostalgic game for me, and so many colors.


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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Up on EBay - Dunkin Donuts Donut and Coffee Daily Painting

photorealistic painting of a cup of dunkin donuts coffee and a donut by artist kim testone
"Donut and Coffee Study," acrylic on gessobord panel, 6" x 6".

Up for auction on eBay! Ends Sunday October 9 at 9 p.m. EST. SOLD

Thanks for looking!