Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sushi and Chop Sticks - SOLD

"Sushi and Chop Sticks"

5"x 7" Oil on board.

sold

detail

detail

It 's another painting for the DSFDF challenge. Many artists paint from the same photo posted twice a month on Karin Jurick's blog. It is always such fun to see the many different interpretations of the same image. Check out her blog to see all the other paintings and the original photo provided.
This still life was just what I love to paint. I've never painted sushi and have only eaten it once, but I've always thought I would choose it as a subject to paint some day. The colors and textures make for a bright and appealing image to have lots of fun with. I've added the chop sticks for additional compositional balance and interest.

Thought for the day: Why are "chop sticks" named that? You can't chop with them and I've never seen anyone eat pork chops with them either!

22 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is beautiful, Marilyn! Your color and brushwork make this painting really stunning!!

Marilyn M. King said...

Thank you, Dana, for your nice words.

Debbie said...

OH!! Marilyn, I love your sushi!! You've really made it look so much more colorful and interesting than the reference photo!(but, then, that's the whole point isn't it?) but, not everyone can do that. To see something that isn't there, to make something special out of something ordinary takes a special kind of talent that you have.

Marilyn M. King said...

Debbie, would you like to be my marketing manager?!

christine said...

Marilyn, these gorgeous red pears just sing! They are bright and loose and simply luscious!

I appreciate them even more after reading the internal struggle you went through prior to creating them. Thank you for sharing your process with us.

It looks like you're well on your way to the loose, simplified style you have been after. Wishing you great fun on this part of your journey!

Edward Burton said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Marilyn! Wonderful colors and brushwork.

Rick Nikson said...

The winner by a chopstick!

Cathyann said...

great color and the chopsticks are a fabulous lead in to the composition.

Beth said...

wow...really cool. Love your colors!!

hissnhowl said...

Wow - nice job! I think I need some lunch - your painting made me hungry:)

CONRAD said...

VERY NICE, VERY NICE

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Wonderful colors and brushwork.

Gwen Bell said...

What a beautiful job! I love the palette and brushwork. The addition of the chop sticks made the composition so much more interesting.

Sheila said...

Wow..... this is awesome. Literally! I was in 'awe' for 'some' time. Great job.

Nithya Swaminathan said...

I love your rendering of the sushi. Great color, such a vibrant piece.

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks guys, you make my day! Thanks for dropping by.

laurens.paint.palette said...

Very nice job! I love the colors - and how you managed to make the brushstrokes so interesting and detailed wihtout being overworked!

Vern Schwarz said...

As always Marilyn, a beautiful job on this challenge. I really like your composition and of course the vibrant colours.

Dean H. said...

Love the way you push the color and luxuriously apply the paint!!

Annie Salness said...

I'm glad you showed the detail pictures. Really nice color and brushwork!

Carrie Griesemer said...

One of my favorites, beautiful job!

Barb Hillier said...

I love the blues in this. Beautiful work.