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Two Kings

Two Kings – 8”x10” acrylic on wood panel

These two wind up monsters were everywhere in the 80’s and 90’s. Knock off King King and Godzilla along with a Creature from the Black Lagoon. I recently added King Kong to my collection and wanted to paint it immediately. The old wood and worn paint of the vintage Coke bottle crate looked great in contrast to the shiny bright plastic.

This was done in three sessions over three days. I don’t do anything to keep my acrylic paint wet. I’m constantly remixing colors as needed. I typically uses Cad. Yellow Med., Pthalo Blue (green shade), Quinacridone Crimson, & Titanium White. On this painting I used some pthalo green to save me a little bit of mixing.

Every painting is different, but mostly I try covering as much ground as possible to start and then gradually refine in passes, using colors I mix where they need to go across the painting. By the end I’m putting fingernail sized amounts of paint on the easel to mix colors for details.

Time lapse video of the entire painting process