Paintings from Sunset Series by Spence Munsinger, Color Field + Blank White Canvas + Realism + Contemporary Abstract Art, original paintings for sale

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
― Pablo Picasso

A Painting A Day | "Chair in the Sun"

Original Painting, Chair in the Sun.  See How To Buy Art

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Fine Art Print, 12″ x 16″, Chair in the Sun.    See About Prints

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I found five ladder back chairs in a charity thrift store on State Street in Santa Barbara for $250. I grew up with Danish Modern teak furniture, and these chairs were from that same modern design aesthetic. When I bought the chairs we didn’t have the table to go with them, just space in the kitchen for where the table would go when we found it. I set the extra odd chair out in the family room. In the afternoon light next to the doorway it just glowed in pattern and shadows.

A Painting A Day | Chair in the Sun, original painting by Spence Munsinger, photograph

Chair in the Sun, photograph

The process was sketch, airbrush underpainting, and then acrylic paint applied with painting brushes. These are shaped flexible steel paint spatulas.

Painting knives, from Spence Munsinger studio practice

Painting knives

A Painting A Day | Chair in the Sun, original painting by Spence Munsinger, sketch

Pastel Sketch

A Painting A Day | Chair in the Sun, original painting by Spence Munsinger, airbrush

Airbrush Underpainting

A Painting A Day | Chair in the Sun, original painting by Spence Munsinger, paint session

First Paint

A Painting A Day | Chair in the Sun, original painting by Spence Munsinger, paint session

More Paint

A Painting A Day | Chair in the Sun, original painting by Spence Munsinger, paint session

Getting There

A Painting A Day | Chair in the Sun, original painting by Spence Munsinger, paint session

What about the cushion on the chair?

A Painting A Day | Chair in the Sun, original painting by Spence Munsinger, paint session

Aaarrghh. OK, red…

A Painting A Day | Chair in the Sun, original painting by Spence Munsinger

Chair in the Sun, finished

A Painting A Day | Chair in the Sun, original painting by Spence Munsinger, easel

Chair in the Sun on easel

A Painting A Day | Chair in the Sun, original painting by Spence Munsinger, easel

Chair in the Sun on easel

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