Monday, September 30, 2013

"Tasty Good #4" Cherry Pistachio Swirl

I've been struggling a bit to find things to paint consistently for the blog. I don't really know if it's switching gears from larger finished works to the smaller ones that go on the blog but whatever the reason, I had to give myself a large project to work on and take the thinking out of it and put the painting back into it. Many of the previous pieces that I put on the blog were painted in two short sittings, helping to get a bit more color intensity by painting one layer over the top of another dry one. All of these are painted wet into wet paint in one sitting in a more traditional manner. Starting with a drawing, brushing a thin layer of paint over the entire surface, wiping out the lights with a rage, and then building layers of paint wet into wet to create the desired effects.  

So I went back to what started this blog, my daughter Mae. If you have a young child or have been around one for any period of time you will inevitably here something funny come out of their mouths. They are literally walking crazy quote machines. My daughter is no different. For example she has a couple of words that she adds a 'n' on the end of the word (i.e. ghost becomes ghostn') as in I really don't like ghostn's they're kinda scary. Or I don't want toastn's for breakfast. We don't correct her because honestly we love hearing it and soon she'll self correct and that will be one more sign that she's growing up. I tell you this because one of the other few things that she used to say frequently, but somewhat more rarely now, is when something was "Tasty Good." "Dad, I like chocolate, it's tasty good." LOVE IT LOVE IT. What adult would say that seriously in everyday conversation? So these next 50 or 100 pieces are for all my daughter's "Tasty Goods" and "not so Tasty Goods."

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