Monday, June 01, 2009

Hot Dog Special


Oil on 3/8" Board. Approx 8"x8" SOLD

Here is the second painting that was a gift for another friend in L.A. a week and a half ago. I was nervous going into this painting. I knew it was no simple task. The hot dog was going to be a challenge but the paper was going to make or break the whole piece. I think this is my all-time favorite painting. It's something different from my usual work and, for me, was a complete success.

17 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

Michael ... your work is always amazing. You got the juiciness of the tomatoes and the softness of the bread ... With the exception of those jalepenos.. I'd bite right into it !!
WONDERFUL!!

rahina qh said...

Yep brilliant work Mike. And there is that brushwork which I want to emulate. r.

L. Douglas Holder said...

Astounding. I ate this hot dog today, but didn't see the beauty in it that you showed.

Shirley Peters said...

This is a great painting. I can imagine a very large version, on a cafe wall.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Really, this is an amazing piece. I don't even like hot dogs, but this makes me want one!

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

Awesomely amazing work! Sucess is the understatement here! I love this!

Laurie G. Miller said...

Really great piece...you captured the translucent nature of those tomatoes...fabulous!

Kay Wyne said...

The hot dog is fabulous. It is very eye catching...and would love to have that painting!!! Actually, it makes me want to go to the ball park and get a dog. But, yours looks so delicious with the palette you used. Love it!

Kay Wyne said...

The hot dog is fabulous. It is very eye catching...and would love to have that painting!!! Actually, it makes me want to go to the ball park and get a dog. But, yours looks so delicious with the palette you used. Love it!

Michael Sanchez said...

Nice Job! I really like this one, and the paper looks/works well within the painting.

susan hong-sammons said...

fantastic! keeping taking those chances. The results for you are excellent

Nancy Goldman said...

Yummy! I love this expressive painting. You have really captured this subject. I can almost smell it and now, I'm going to have to head to the kitchen to get something to eat. I am holding you responsible for any weight I gain.

LC Neill said...

I'm not a big hot dog fan, don't like onions, jalapenos, relish, or just about any condiment....but I'm ready to take a bite. This painting is wonderfully done!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Your hot dog ROCKS! Maybe being nervous is a good thing?

Dean Grey said...

Everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING about this painting rules!

The "wet" look of the tomatoes, the highlights on the peppers, the softness of the bun, the crinkled paper......this is complete perfection, Mike!

Just a fantastic job from you!

This might be one of your strongest paintings you've posted for 2009.

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!

Be proud of this one!

-Dean

Adriana said...

Omg! I want to grab it from the screen and eat it!
You are amazing-I love all of your pieces ,but I especially love the paintings of food and candy..

eflores said...

Increible, felicidades