2014 Participating Artist
Artist Studio 33
“Did You Put Away Your Toys?” is Karen Budan’s latest painting to be completed. This 18”x 24” oil painting features another wonderful antique toy borrowed from her friend Lori and and her husband. She borrowed two of the trucks, one larger than the other, but this composition ended up calling for just the one. The larger one may yet star in a painting as Karen enjoyed painting this one. As she thought about the possible compositions, Karen found herself thinking of a little boy and the toys he would enjoy playing with along with the truck. She went to her ever-growing stash of still life objects and pulled out a set of old tinker toys and a jar of marbles. With the addition of her wooden Pepsi crate to offer more placement options for the toys, the painting composition came to life.
Can you just hear the mother saying, “Did You Put Away Your Toys?”
Karen Budan Fine Art