Friday, 18 July 2008

Enough



Belgian Bun (mixed media)

This is for this week's Illustration Friday brief, Enough. Since I rarely eat anything like this, I'm sure it would be quite enough.

I went through a short period of painting still lifes when I first started painting seriously. There used to be an annual show in town called Small Works, and I often submitted still life paintings to that. They did rather well, but the size requirement for the show changed every year and when it got down to 5cm square, I gave up on the basis that what I could ask for them was considerably less than the cost of framing.

Good fun while it lasted, however, and I often feel a desire to get back to still life painting again. After all, a still life is just a townscape on a table, isn't it?

14 comments:

murphy girl said...

well done!

harrybell said...

Thanks, murphy girl, and thanks for visiting.

Simon said...

Wow - lovely! I have rarely seen so many scrumptious calories in a painting. It makes me wonder who eventually got to eat it. Are you *sure* it wasn't you?

harrybell said...

Well, OK, I may have had a crumb or two. Welcome back.

Ulla Trallala said...

great! well done!

indigene said...

Hmmmm....Hmmmm...good! Now that's a treat! I love the color, composition and the texture makes me want to eat it now...enough already! :)

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harrybell said...

Thanks Ulla and Indigene. I can see paintings of food go down well!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Nice illustration! I enjoyed the art on your blog!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohhh njam.. cinnamon!!! i luv it!! too bad i only had a bus stop at belgium on the way to paris. i wasnt able to savor their exquisite cuisines and mmm chocolates..

harrybell said...

Thanks, martyr and atomic.

NANCY LEFKO said...

beautiful still life.......

yummy, too :)

harrybell said...

You're very kind, Nancy. Thank you.

Anna said...

This is cake porn. Belgian buns are heaven, no knife needed, just pick up and chomp. The picture must be good, I'm hungry.

harrybell said...

The knife is for those who like to cut their cakes into tiny finger portions. I'm not one of them, but it helped the composition.