Decade In Review: 2010-2011; Still Life With Toy Pony, Stermer-Cox

Decade In Review: Toy Pony From 2010 and 2011

Hi!  Just for fun, I thought I would do a mini review of the 2010 to 2019 decade.  My idea is to share two paintings a day representing a year each.  This is an exercise in contemplation, not so much one of critique.  In other words “here is where I was then”.

Decade in Review: "Still Life With Toy Pony D54", 2011 SCx

Today, I’ll start the decade review with two from my “Still Life With Toy Pony” series.  In case you are not familiar with the series, it is based on a still life I set up that included  a toy pony.  Hence the name.

The purpose of the work in series was to explore and experiment the elements of composition.  Put more simply, I ask myself questions like “what if I do this…?”

So, “Still Life with Toy Pony, #D54” is the 10th painting in the series.  And, the 2011 painting “Still Life with Toy Pony #D41” was the 12th in the series.

And, just to clarify, the “D” in the title refers to a design number.  So, “D54 refers to a painting based on my 54th design.   I did a LOT of drawings, almost 80.  But, only about 20 have been been included in the series.

Decade In Review "Still Life with Toy Pony D41; M.Stermer-Cox

The plan, then, is to share two more paintings tomorrow.

PS.  If you’d like to see three more from the Toy Pony series, click on this post:…ercolors-drawing/

4 thoughts on “Decade In Review: Toy Pony From 2010 and 2011”

  1. I always enjoy (and benefit from) your eloquent, informative blog(s). You have a unique talent for simplifying the complexities of technique or process. Thanks so much for your sharing, caring spirit. I would gladly pay a (nominal/ha!) subscription fee should you so require.

    1. Hi Barb, So far, it’s all free! We did think about doing a subscription based website, but it seemed overwhelming to me. I like sharing my ideas and musings, so to speak. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts! I appreciate it so much Barb!

  2. Hi again Peggy
    I just posted my comments twice accidentally, sorry. … I meant to say how interestingly designed your paintings are. You said you are a watercolor painter, are you using the gauche? I like Skip Lawrence’s work but yours are more representative and I love that aspect in your paintings, colors are absolutely beautiful!

    1. Hi Misuk, It’s a pleasure to see you comment. I have used gouache on and occasion or two, though not very often. Mostly, I use the transparent watercolor. Usually, there are several layers of paint, so perhaps that is why it has the gouache-like appearance.

      I’m with you on Skip Lawrence; his work is superb and interesting. He can work the gamut – from realism to abstraction.

      Thank you for the compliments!

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