Thursday, May 20, 2010


Oil on canvas panel. 6x6--View eBay Listing
First, I will need to rephotograph this painting again. The oils were still quite wet; hence, there are some glossy spots that look like white paint. Regardless, I love California rolls--especially with lots of wasabi. If I don't cry, then I haven't used enough!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oyster with Lemon Wedges and Cocktail Sauce

Oil on stretched canvas, 20x20x1-3/8, View eBay Listing
Here it is--my newest (and all-time favorite) painting! I truly challenged myself with this one--not only the much larger size, but dealing with silverware, china, and a shiny, slippery food item (the ever succulent oyster!). I hope you will enjoy viewing this as much as I enjoyed painting it. Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chinese Take-Out with Mandarin Oranges

Oil on canvas panel, 8x6--SOLD
Sometimes I crave Chinese take-out! Recently, while gorging myself on chicken fried rice, I was mesmorized by the box. These waxy works of "art" were originally used as oyster pails! Oysters were shucked by pros, then packed into these containers for transport home by housewives. Who knew?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

99-44/100% Pure

Oil on cradled panel, 6x6--Commission
Here it is--my attempt at bubbles and black glass reflections! This painting turned out to be much more difficult than expected. Nothing like experimenting with a paid commission! I'm looking forward to my fruits and veggies again....

Sunday, May 2, 2010

In Progress--Oyster with Lemon

Oil on canvas, 20x20--In progress
Here is my LARGE painting of an oyster with lemons and cocktail sauce. Still needs a bit of work, but I am pleased with the overall composition. Obviously, I am working from a photo I took--the oyster certainly wouldn't be pleasant to smell at this point....