Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jelly Donut

Jelly Donut 6" x  6" oil on masonite
I love how thick paint describes food, sometimes it makes food look as tasty as an advertisement. Powdered donuts look awesome in natural lighting. I used the same color palette from the cheesecake/pie painting.  I like the minor use of yellow in the donut, it's good for focus as well as being a good contrast to the blues/purples I used.  I've been also trying to make sure that I'm squinting 90% of the time when applying color. I also made sure to do a monochromatic value study, so that helps. I really love starting and finishing a painting in one session, feels very satisfying.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Vertical Slice of Heirloom

Vertical Slice of a Heirloom 6" x 6" oil on masonite
I had a lot of fun being nit-picky with this heirloom tomato. I spent quite awhile getting the wood grain painterly yet realistic, I wanted to make sure that the top of the painting didn't demand too much attention. I also like the crack in the in the cutting board, I thought it made a nice compositional element, with the knife to counter-balance it. Off to paint a jelly donut!
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Three Times a Day

Three Times a Day  6" x 6"  oil on canvas
In this painting I sought to emphasize the texture of the paste against the brush. I also wanted to demonstrate the solidity of the brush against the blurriness of the reflection. I found linseed oil to be the best way to get the reflection to look fuzzy. I even painted the little crystal dots that they put inside toothpaste. I'm very satisfied with this piece, hooray!
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