Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tower Of Olives, 8x6, Oil

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I was going to do a stack of donuts for the Daily Paintworks Challenge this week.  Oh, sure, at first it was all 'teacups and plates' in my mind, but then I thought "Wait... I could do a stack of DONUTS!"  Of course I stopped at a new DD's, with the skimpiest frosting (see my other post about WHY people order frosted donuts) I'd ever seen.  Still, I thought, I could make it work.

I put down a jelly donut (properly 'encouraged' to give up a little jelly), and topped it with a Strawberry Frosted, then took a bite out of a Boston Cream (this was a sacrifice - they are one of my LEAST favorite donuts!) and put it on top.  Zooomed all the way in with my viewfinder and was SO excited about this until... all of a sudden... PLOP - SCRABBLE - gulp, smack, gulp ... the top two donuts had SLID off the bottom one!   And my trusty Studio Pup was on them like a fly on watermelon!

So... without further ado I slid a bunch of olives onto a skewer.  Stuck the skewer through the top of a box, and set the light up.  Olives were a TON of fun :) The skewer tilts a little but, but that's OK!  Find the Gin & Vermouth!   I'm going to do more!
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19 comments:

  1. Cheers Friend! This is a favorite! Fabulously painted and fun. Love all the shapes and gorgeous brushwork in forming those yummy green olives. The reds bits of pimento are just perfect. Wonderful highlights and shadows. Love the whole fun painting- you are on to something here!

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  2. Well, that looks like fun! Great idea and you "nailed" those olives!I do hope you treated yourself to the gin and vermouth afterward!

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  3. I love olives , and you have really captured the essence. The dark background is so dramatic.

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  4. This is so great! Clever idea and really nice job on the olives. I also like the dark background and the surface they are sitting on.

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  5. Kelley, I love the arrangemet and the light in this! And the long, thin shadow on the tabletop. At first glance I was mystified ... "Cool! how in the world did she do that?" A skewer stuck in a box ... of course ... a true original!

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  6. Love the stacked olives..Best subject matter I've seen to date..also Gives me a good Idea..and I don't mean for a painting!

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  7. Now that is fabulous!! I LOVE this painting! Original, fun...perfection ; )

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  8. Ok, so my favorite adult beverage of all time is a plain old fashioned martini, don't care for the "dressed up, fancy" martinis, just gin, vermouth, make it a little dirty, and bring on the olives...perhaps that's why I love this painting so much...so beautiful and so well done, Kelley!

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  9. This is so fun Kelley...the donuts had to make the ultimate sacrifice in order for the olives to shine!

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  10. Sorry about the donuts but happy to see the olives. Nicely painted.

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  11. Kelley...so original, and very cleverly executed...dare I say a beginning of a series?

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  12. Fabulous! Just tweeted it. So sorry about the donuts but sounds like your studio pal loved 'em. Was meant to be. Know you enjoyed that cocktail!!! xoxo

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  13. Love these Kelley!
    My fave part is the little butthole in the second one up.
    MAkes me happy!
    and want gin...

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  14. Okay, I got a donut craving after reading this, Kelley!! I am happy for Paco though. Nice job, you nailed the color of the olives perfectly. What a fun subject.

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  15. Kel - although your painting is incredible, it's your lack of loss for words and your attitude that I love the most. You are so genuine. That, I believe, is the quality I admire the most. It shows in your paintings, your posts, your love of people and of animals - something that can't be faked! And who is your friend, Sally Dean, talking about your olive's buttholes and how happy it makes her! so funny I about died!

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  16. :) Lisa, thank you! Even when I can't paint, I can't shut up! The nuns used duct tape on my mouth, but...
    And my friend Sally Dean is a phenomenal painter and mixed media artist who... obviously... has an affinity for buttholes! Who knew?
    :D

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  17. What a great stack! You're creative use of these is wonderful!

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