Monday, April 20, 2009

Tabasco Sauce and Sardines - SOLD

"Midnight Snack"

12"x 9" Oil on gessoed board.

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Sold

This painting is about four times the size I'm accustomed to painting and now I'm not sure what to do with it. It has been suggested that I begin painting some larger works like this to hold back for something in the future. If that would be a show somewhere, or just developing a "body" of work for a gallery presentation, I'm not sure if this painting would be appropriate. I have so much to learn!!!! I'm just tempted to list it on ebay with the rest....... but I've always thought I'd just stay with the smaller formats ( 5x7, 6x6, 6x8 ) for ebay. Hummmm , any thoughts?

You must think... LARGE ? 12x9 is not large! It is for me! LOL My thoughts were, "what am I going to do with all this room around the bottle?" The spot of light on the right was created to give some relief to all that darkness, but I was very happy with the visual effect of the bottle emerging from the dark background. By the way, I'd never eat this at midnight! I'd never get back to sleep after this snack!

15 comments:

L.Holm said...

12x9 isn't too huge! LOL. But I think holding that size or slightly larger for gallery rep isn't a bad idea, and keep smaller paintings on ebay. It gives you a separate market. Do you follow Karin Jurick and Carol Marine?
This is a great painting! One of my first paintings to sell was a painting of my kitchen sink. I almost didn't show it to anyone. You've got a great way of collecting familiar objects, and showing them to us in a new way.

Marilyn M. King said...

Liz, your kitchen sink must be a lot more interesting than mine! lol and I was sending you any email at the same time you were leaving this comment. It's 1 AM and we are crazy!
Thanks for your last comment. That's my goal and I'm glad I'm doing it!

Rick Nilson said...

It really is a shame that this isn't the size of a postage stamp. It would have been so much......"smaller". What is the problem you have with this? Is it too heavy, or maybe you just can't get something this big out the door?
It's a great painting, again, what's the problem?

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Marilyn, Your work is always beautiful, and this is no exception. In regards to size, what are your expectations from your art? The nice thing about 5x7 is you can just stack them in the corner of a shelf. (I do a lot of them myself) If you want wider appeal, you may have to do some other sizes too,but, not everyone wants to do large paintings and work for weeks on them.

Gary Keimig said...

I think it came out grat. In fact it is an outstanding painting. I can't believe you are only doing this part time. It must be a whole lot of part time.
God bless and keep up the good work

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is great Marilyn! I have never tried Tabasco with sardines and crackers, may have to give it a try. T

I would agree with Liz about holding back larger pieces. I think the larger format suits your style. The Carousel Stallion and Black Cadillac would make GREAT larger paintings too.

I'm curious about Liz's sink, too!

Debbie said...

Marilyn, You did a great job on this painting. I know how you feel, after spending so much time on smaller paintings, a little bit larger one seems huge!! You filled the space perfectly, and I love the colors and reflections!

PainterLee said...

Oh Marilyn, you're killing me with all your talent!!!! Every time I come to check in on you, I am blown away! This is stunning!!!!!!!!! I have so many favorite areas, it would take me forever to write about all of them...the napkin/pattern/fold, the can/label/tab, the bottle...oh the bottle!...and those crackers, how'd you make them look so crunchy and fresh?! Fan-tas-tic!!!

Sheila said...

Boy, Marilyn, you tackle a couple of challenging subjects here. The glass bottle for the Tabasco and the aluminum can for the sardines and the reflection. On top of that you did a huge painting! That how real artists grow right? Fantastic job.

Marilyn M. King said...

Thanks again for all the wonderful comments! I appreciate everyone and they mean a lot to me! Hugs!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Wow - this is very nice - don't want to eat it but the painting is wonderful.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful still life, Marilyn! Beautifully painted.

Carol Nelson said...

I laughed at your 12x9 being huge (for you). I been in the range of 36x36 lately. LOL
This is a beautiful composition - you have wonderful skills. Very appealing still life.

Jennifer Young said...

Beautiful! I see nothing "lost in translation" from smaller format to larger. Still the same beautiful sensitivity, imagination and finesse. Making a distinction between your eBay stuff and things you might intend for other venues sounds like a sound idea to me. But I guess it depends on what your goals are (if you want to show work in galleries, etc.)

José said...

Hi,

Looking at your works, namely this one and the one of the statue, one can say that you really know about colour properties.

Kind regards,

José