Thursday, August 14, 2008

Blue Plate Special - SOLD

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5"x 7" Oil on Ampersand Gessoboard.

I worked on the real "gessoboard" this time and found it very easy to work on. It was a bit of a surprised that the surface has some texture rather than the extra smooth surface I get when I gesso my own board. I don't know if I like it better for every application, but it's really great working on it. The texture is much smoother than any canvas, but not as slick as just gesso on board (when lightly sanded). The texture is very much like a very fine "pebble board" if anyone knows what that is. If not, then I'd say a texture like you might get from a paint roller, but of course much finer. It was a very unique experience and I'm so glad I tried it.

I really like painting sliced tomatoes- who would have thought that would be so enjoyable! Hum...what fruit or vegetable is next?.. cucumber, eggplant, more peaches, grapes, clementines...........

5 comments:

E. Floyd said...

Hi, I recently found your blog, and wanted to share with you that I really like the brightness of this painting.

Debbie said...

Another nice painting! I love the overlapping round shapes of the tomatos, and that arch of blue, the greenish background that compliments the reds, and those touches of red on the salt and pepper shakers... how do you get so much into that small space and make it work so well!! Plus, another great title.

Rick Nilson said...

Marilyn,

Where I come from a blue plate special includes some kind of meat or maybe a nice gravy. Is this all you got?

Jennifer Young said...

A truly masterful little piece. Great comp, lovely color, and juicy texture.

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks all for your welcomed comments! Rick, the rest of the plates of food are not shown, fried catfish, green beans, boiled new potatoes, corn bread and hushpuppies, and peach cobbler topped off with mayfield vanilla ice cream......