Tuesday, May 01, 2007


I painted this for a sun themed school charity auction.
My nickname for it now is "Retarded Sunfish", because I accidentally coated the front of it with an acrylic retarding agent instead of varnish. I was working on two paintings at the same time and switching back and forth between materials. Whoops! It seems to have washed off okay.

Revision: I should have probably mentioned that a retarding agent slows the drying time for acrylic paints. This allows for more blending with acrylics as they are a fast drying paint. Using it accidentally as a varnish caused the painting to be perpetually sticky, hence the need to remove it.


Anthony Carpenter said...

Very cool, Mr. Snider. If there's any justice, this should net a bundle at the auction.
Using the base color as part of the fish works really well.
Did you carve the sun base yourself?
If so, you gots the mad skills, yo!

Oh, and I believe the correct term is "developmentally challenging agent".

Jack Snider said...

Thanks, and no I didn't carve the wood, it was provided. I should have sanded it though.

Funny "P.C." correction. I think we know now that I'm developmentally challenged.

Poet said...

How do I bid on it?

Jack Snider said...

I appreciate your willingness to bid on it Ben.

I wasn't really promoting the auction here, but I sent you what info I have via email. The auction is part of a variety of activities at the school for which there's an entry fee of five or six dollars.

I will be getting some art up on my site for sale.

Michael Mason said...

That sounds like something I would do. Nice colors - and I love the title of the piece all things considered =)