Thursday, January 10, 2008

"PB & J No.5"

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD.

I love the open face composition of this PB & J. The peanut butter was so creamy. When I make my PB & J's, I use about a half inch layer of peanut butter. I love it!

12 comments:

Don Gray said...

A great marriage of close observation with free, expressive brushwork. Well done.

Carol Marine said...

The is absolutely fabulous!!! I love it.

Jason Waskey said...

I'm not quite sure what draws so many artists to PB & J's, but this is one of the fresher takes I've seen on the subject in a while.
Nice job!

Carolyn Smith said...

I hadn't painted since April and I needed inspiration, so I was surfing to get and happened upon your work. I am merely a "toddler" painter who uses acrylics and am self-taught. I also began with pencil, but with arthritis and having had carpel tunnel, the pressing bothers my hands. I can paint for hours, though, with no pain. I am too afraid to use oils yet, although I hope to someday. I wanted to see results when I began painting and had always been told that oils take so long to dry that I became discouraged to use them. As I reviewed your work, I became mesmerized. Everyone of them is so beautiful. I never realized that just ordinary everyday utencils could be made to look so very pretty. I read that you work in an office and have a family. I just don't understand how you have time to create such work everyday and hold down a job. I was thinking, oh brother he must have someone waiting on him hand and foot everyday to be able to turn these out daily! Also, how in the world do you show such detail on such a small canvas? Do you paint your boards black first before you begin painting? Your talent is marvelous and I will be right here everyday anticipating what you've painted for the day!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Wonderful work -

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Super! Ditto on the other comments...and very strong design! Square format does allow for the breaking/expanding of design no no's, like corners. In your PBJ the cut off corners add to repeat the 90 degree angles of the bread, shadows, napkin folds, etc. Love it!

Frank Gardner said...

I agree with Jason, one of the best P B & J's I've seen. I like your stuff.
I cruised down through your blog. Congrats on the father to be.

Kimberly M. Zamlich said...

WOW! I just discovered your blog. I am blown away by how much you have grown since a year ago. Fantastic! Keep on painting! You are so inspiring.

Pat Meyer said...

Well all I can say is that this sure makes me want a PB and J. Yummy painting. Pat Meyer Fine art

Jeanette said...

PB & J surely are the food of inspiration in your hands. I'm attempting to get back into oils after a long absence.

This is just the thing to help me on the journey.

Ciaran said...

wow. The translucency of the jam is perfect. ...it has such perfect depth and glossiness.

I'd get sick if I even attempted to eat something like that but the painting looks delicious.

Ciaran said...

wow. The translucency of the jam is perfect. ...it has such perfect depth and glossiness.

I'd get sick if I even attempted to eat something like that but the painting looks delicious.