Saturday, June 9, 2007

"Square Food," Square Plate," 6x8, oil on canvas board

Connie Kleinjans: Original oil painting, Square Food, Square Plate, 6x8
This had two special challenges: First, the plate is square, but it curves up at the corners, and second, lasagna is just hard to paint. First I painted it as it looked, but it was so melty that it was just a pile of unidentifiable food. Eventually, in a short frenzy, I squared it off and added structure. That helped but wasn't enough. Then I added the curly-edged pasta. That worked; apparently curly-edged pasta is what defines lasagna. Heehee.

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