Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Olives - SOLD

I love olives but oy! were they difficult to paint! This took many turns - at first they looked blotchy and flat....but I persevered.
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

11 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

I'm glad you did because they look great! It doesn't look to me like you had any trouble with them.

Linda said...

These look like yummy olives. Painted beautifully with saturated color. I like the touches of red in the green and the black olives look luscious. The composition is nice, too.

Tracey Mardon said...

gOOD THING YOU KEPT AT IT, THEY LOOK FINESSED!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

OMG - I was just thinking WHAT would I paint to go with all my 'cocktail' paintings, and arrived at 'olives' - then I saw your post!

HOW could I ever paint olives after seeing how wonderful these are?

Kim said...

Kelley, If you can paint coke, you can paint olives! LOL

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

:) Kim, at least olives don't have carbonation! Seriously? I am in love with these olives. You should do more.

Pam Holnback said...

These are great. You really got the lights and darks.

Ray said...

I agree totally with the observations of the others.

Now let's see them as "shaken, not stirred", please! Oh, and there has to be a sliver of ice floating in the drink. A good martini always has that hint of ice that slips through the shaker, right.

Gwen Bell said...

These look so delicious. You aced the colors and slick, oiliness. That had to be so difficult but you really pulled it off.

Love your bottles as well!

Sandra Galda said...

oooh nice compostition, what a great idea to do olives! you sure did a great job capturing its shiny surfaces!

Ron Bhatia said...

Kim this is really good. I love the brush strokes, the shading, the texture, and the subject matter. You are a talented artist and an inspiration. Keep doing what you are doing!