Thursday, February 23, 2012

Surreal Power of Donuts

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


  1. Loving this piece- just so much.

  2. I feel so lucky to have a studio near to Lani and Jhina. It is inspiring to see such excellent painters at work, and watch their progress.