Over the last few months, I’ve been doing a lot of tool paintings. I like the way my loose drawing style and field painting backgrounds contrast with the precise idea of a tool. Most recently, I painted this handscrew for art collector Don Alexander:

Handscrew, 12"x12, acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2014.

Handscrew, 12″x12, acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2014.

Is there a power tool you’re particularly fond of? A kitchen knife your husband constantly uses? Does your dad have a favourite chisel or socket wrench? Send me images and I can do a pop-modern painting of it for Father’s Day, June 15.

Prices start at $200 for a 12″x12″ painting. Other sizes are available. Contact me at studio@swizzle.ca.