Jhina Alvarado is my unofficial art coach and friend and she is so pushy. Anyway, I need it because otherwise I would just be toiling away in my studio, never looking up, and piling up oil paintings until I had no space to move. She shows me a way out of my comfort zone that is very manageable.
So, Jhina offhandedly forwarded me an email about a food themed art show that was looking for entries. This is right up my alley. It’s FOOD and PAINT. What could be better? I picked a pink donut. To me there is no food more alluring yet disturbingly surreal than a pink donut. My last blog post illustrated my first efforts to create a donut painting. It got a little claustrophobic for me and I set it a side until further notice. In the mean time I picked up an old painting called "Scale"and re-worked it. I do this all the time and because I do this, occasionally a painting has taken me over a year to finish. (I have also lost sales because of this practice where I change/sand/over paint something that someone sees an image of and suddenly wants to buy and now it is goooone. You would think I would learn, but then you wouldn't know me. :))
|Added sprinkles. I need a better camera.|
|I love seagulls too. They are so beautiful.|
|"Donut Night" 24"x24" oil on canvas|