The cheese disappeared! I had to keep it in the refrigerator otherwise it would have gone bad. I'll bring it out at the end. Besides, I don't like the placement of it in this composition. I think I should move it to the right a little more.
I am ready to paint the cloth. I put a tiny test spot of blue just next to the cork. Since that color was correct I mixed up a bunch using a palette knife. I thought I might save some paint so I wiped the palette knife on the canvas. (The big splotch on the right) The only problem was, I missed the cloth.
Everything done but the cheese. Time to go get it out of the refrigerator. It has taken me a long time to realize this, but did you ever notice that the best painters paint objects on top of the background. They don't always paint around the objects. Just something to think about.
Wine and Cheese
oil on canvas
oil on canvas
SOLDHow many artists have painted wine and cheese before? I know these are very standard props, but it doesn't matter. This is my first attempt ever at wine or cheese. OK, OK, I'm a little behind. (but I didn't start until I hit 50).
We all have struggled with choosing subject matter. I know I have. I always want to do something different. But, I think one of the wonders of art is that we can enjoy the world around us in so many different yet simple ways. No two people see things the same way. That should teach us a great deal about tolerance. But like I said, no two people look at things the same way.
It should also free us from worries that we have to create something never seen before. Nobody saw this glass of wine and slice of cheese before. Should I be worried that there are ten zillion paintings of wine and cheese on EBAY?
Life is so full of the common. Yet the common is what I find beautiful.
See what happens when I drink the props. I get philisoph...philosopical....I think a lot.