Squeaky Clean – Daily Painting

“Squeaky Clean” – 5″ x 7″ – oil on canvasboard

Fresh off the easel … this is our upstairs bathroom soapdish, lathered up to give it a little more interest. I think it’s Irish Spring but I couldn’t be sure. The words had worn off.

I thought the bubbles were going to be the most difficult part to paint, but it didn’t turn out that way. The biggest challenge was the dish itself, which is probably a hand built and hand painted, with strange dips and turns and curves along the fluted edge.
But, you know, I like a challenge, so it was actually kind of fun.


  1. shelly
    January 11, 2007

    Great painting!

  2. Renate
    January 12, 2007

    Wow! I can imagin how hard this dish was to paint. But you did it with great sucess. The bubbles are very realistic, too.

  3. lin
    January 12, 2007

    OH, KAREN!! BEAUTIFULLY DONE!! Even the bubbles!!

  4. Bonny in BC
    January 12, 2007

    Karen, this is a great painting. I like how you did the soap bubbles… they are so transparent and yet I feel I could ‘pop’ them one by one!

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  5. Gladys
    January 12, 2007

    Love the bubbles :-) as well as the entire painting

  6. Sandy
    January 12, 2007

    Ok Karen that is REAL SOAP – you are such a real artistl!!

  7. Linda
    January 12, 2007

    I don’t know how you (and some others) managed to make a bar of soap look so darned interesting! !

  8. alison
    January 12, 2007

    wonderful wet, slippy soap look

  9. Mariana
    January 12, 2007

    What a wonderful soap drawing! I love the way you’ve done those bubbles and that soap dish is beautiful.

  10. Anastasia
    January 17, 2007

    This is wonderful – love the soap suds!!!

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