How to keep happy Whovian friends

  • 18” x 13.25”
  • Materials used: Gesso, acrylic paint, clear acrylic gloss, plexiglass
  • Work time: Approximately 5 hours

So for Christmas I wanted to get two of my bestest buds in the whole word, Amanda and Kelsey, the TARDIS tea pot. But overachiever that I am, I couldn’t stop at that. So I found a regular old serving tray at Target and replicated the Van Gogh TARDIS painting. Unfortunately, the tea pot went out of stock and didn’t come back until last week. However, it all worked out because in that time I discovered Cara’s fandom teas and purchased the TARDIS tea to complete the set. I would have gotten tea cups, but I couldn’t find any in the right color. Maybe next year. =P

This was a lot of fun to paint. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m very meticulous when it comes to my artwork. This painting is gestural and about movement and color, all things I am not accustomed to focusing on. When I started, I wondered how in the world I was going to break out of my habit of precision, but once I got going it was actually quite liberating. I even attempted to paint like Van Gogh, using paint straight from the tube. I used acrylic as opposed to oil, though, because I’m impatient and I wanted it to dry faster. ^^;

I apologize for the terrible photographs. I was so excited to get it over to Amanda and Kelsey that I rushed through, not checking the settings on my camera. As a result, the few photos I took all came out overexposed. I tried my best to fix it in Photoshop. Eh. I apologize for any eye strain that may come as a result, but I suppose that’s appropriate, since I can’t imagine an exploding TARDIS would be easy to look at directly.