Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Big Fat Jelly Donut, 6x8 Oil


Bad glare, sorry about that - I couldn't find a way that this background wouldn't almost 'glitter' with reflected light. I used only transparent colors to make it and I think that makes a big difference. Next time I'll try to remember to throw in an opaque color to stop the light dead. I think it was almost a year ago that I started my first jelly donut series - when I first discovered Emily Eveleth and was inspired by her. I think this donut is much better than the earlier attempts, whether that is because I've done about 200 paintings since then or because I've just learned to see a little better... I don't know. Pin It

6 comments:

  1. Okay, I just had to let you know that this painting is making me go all the way down to the kitchen for a midmorning snack.

    Seriously, wonderfully rendered donut! I LOVE the way you painted the sugary glaze, and the ooze of the filling. All your work with those first 200 donut paintings has culminated in a big payoff with this one!

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  2. Love the food paintings. The pastry looks like it was done with butter and the oranges with orange juice. Yummy, yummy!

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  3. Looks verrrrry tasty! The shine on the filling coming out is perfect, looks very real. And I think that doing 200 paintings automatically means we have learned to see better.

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  4. The sugar is amazing. How did you do that?! And the jelly looks like you could touch it, or better yet eat it. I loved your first donut paintings, I definitely remember them. Actually you may have inspired me to do donuts stacked up tall on my 6 x 12 canvas. I have been trying to figure out what to do with them. Would that be terrible? ;-)

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  5. darn that looks good! I'm enjoying catching up. Your paintings are beautiful.

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