Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Late night snack... I wonder if the diet I've been on lately is contributing to my choice of subjects? Hmmmm....
10" x 8" oil on linen



(detail)

21 comments:

silvina said...

Sensational! the pink paint really looks like frosting. I like the composition and the fact that you painted the rest of the picture relatively thin.

don't know you, but I'm starting to feel a little concerned about your dietary choices. lol.

william wray said...

Frosting Ray Roberts would be proud of! Tasty!

Donald Yatomi said...

o man, eric. this is too much! good stuff...cani make a request? how about brownies with walnuts?

PleinEric said...

Silvina: Thanks... I had fun with the thick paint! I just paint the stuff - I leave the eating to the rest of the family.

William: Now that's sayin' something!

Donald: Thanks... I'll keep my eye out for the brownies! I might not be able to resist eating them before painting though!

paintopolis said...

Nice -- now I'm hungry. -- Kevin

Mad Guru said...

Beautiful work on the cake and cookies! To keep from eating it is praise worthy in itself. You really did a great job on the frosting and glass jar. Makes me hungry.

PleinEric said...

Thanks to Kevin and Mad-G!

Sculpt, mix, tactile, smell, drag, scrape, texture, wipe, dry, wet, brown, thick, thin... am I speaking of food/baking or painting? Obviously they share many qualities.

Enough to motivate me!

C. Ousley said...

So, you had your cake and painted it too... Is that icing Windsor Newton, Grumbacher or Betty Crocker?

PleinEric said...

Holbein icing for me... and largely it is because of the consistency!

A Reason to Paint said...

Your work brings to mind an Aussie artist Ben Quilty, who took the expression "you are what you eat" to the extreme. Using lovely thick lashings of paint he presented us with death on a plate, a skull-burger! I saw the work recently at TarraWarra, and it is quite a profound piece. I must say though, your depiction of food looks yummier;)

PleinEric said...

Hi Triecia,

Yes, I was depicting my response to the food - not what it could do to me if eaten in excess!! Maybe I should start painting the protein powder and fish oil caps I've been eating to give a more accurate picture of my diet! Uhm....... no that doesn't like much fun to paint...

A Reason to Paint said...

Yes please go on with the yummy foods so I can continue to indulge vicariously ;)

drips of paint said...

Hmmm... your paiting is yummy

I like the overall harmony of painting

Yes it looks edible with a fragrance of delightful pink.

tim

PleinEric said...

Yummy foods it is...

Tim - thanks for your kind words! Your portrait studies are very nice! They remind me of Jove Wang's work. You seem much nicer though...

Thanks again!

tonypetersart said...

Hey Eric, my fellow Tirage Gallery friend... nice work! I didn't know you were on blogger too.

PleinEric said...

Hey Tony! Who isn't a blogger nowadays?!!! I'm glad you you're here... I'll be eagerly checking your blog as well!

limbolo said...

I keep coming back for another slice of this...

PleinEric said...

You'll get sick Limbolo... I'll put something else out in a bit.

Paintopolis said...

Nice one m-boy

Alina Chau said...

YOur thick bold brush stroke add extra dimension and texture to the paintings!! AWESOME!

PleinEric said...

Thanks James and Alina...

Really had fun with the brushwork...