At the end of recording this video, I was pretty skeptical. After I was "finished", I ended up adding some gel medium using the triangle stencil which helped a bit. Rubbing a brown inkpad all around the edges really completed it though. Now I kind of love it. At least in the photographs, those pomegranate seeds really SHINE. I love how that particular spot turned out.
This came about because a magazine was doing a "food" theme. I can't say that I've painted much that would fit into that category. Fruit is a natural progression from the usual plants and flowers, so this doesn't stray too far from my usual stuff. I wanted the pomegranate because it is so luxurious and each seed is like a tiny, precious gem.
Weirdly, when I tried to connect food with my art style, I thought of crows. I mean... I'm usually thinking of crows. What I really mean is that it reminded me of the time I caught a bunch of crows digging through a dumpster. But they weren't just digging through a dumpster, they were standing in a line, waiting their turn. One crow goes in, one crow comes out and goes to the back of the line. Did they learn that from us? Did we learn that from them? Is queuing just a natural conclusion we come to for some reason of efficiency? Fairness? Peacekeeping?
This painting "Queue" is available in the shop!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?