January 17, 2008

"Acme Oyster House"

Oil on archival, museum quality, 1/8” Ampersand Gessobord™ panel - 5" x 7"

How’s this for an excuse for not painting this week – I lost my glasses. Last week was particularly warm and I took the opportunity to get in the wind on my Harley. I changed into my sunglasses and stuck my prescription glasses in my leather jacket. Sometime during the ride they fell out and got run over. I found them two days later crushed by the side of the road. I have a spare pair but they are not good for painting. Yesterday I went to the ophthalmologist to get a new prescription and he put drops in my eyes – Whoa…cool colors, but not great for painting. Oh, I was in Florida from Thursday until Sunday so no work on those days (although I did glean some reference material during the trip.) Today’s painting was done wearing my old, old spare pair.
These oysters were shucked especially for me to paint by “Stormin” Norman at the Acme Oyster House in New Orleans. They look good against the white marble oyster bar.

5 comments:

Joanne said...

I am thinking that losing your glasses might have given you a "different perspective" (lol). These oysters are wonderful! You have certainly captured the wetness/freshness of the oyster, and the difference between the softness of the meat versus the hardness of the shell. Your work is just amazing! I also appreciate the uniqueness of your subject matter.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Joanne! Praise from the praise worthy is always nice. Anyone who has mastered the unforgiving medium of transparent watercolor has my admiration. Your Saskatoons, tulips and Poppies 2 are terrific.

Joanne said...

Thank you, Mark for your encouragement! There are days when I wonder why I persist...lol! Would you be okay with me creating a link to your blog from mine? I would love for anyone visiting my site to enjoy your paintings and stories. Talk to you again soon.

Mark Adams said...

Joanne, I'd be honored to be linked from your site. I'm new to this "blog" thing. You were the first person, outside of friends and family, to leave me a comment. When I figure it all out, I'd like to link to yours, too, if that's OK.

Joanne said...

Hey Mark, When you get things figured out, I would be very happy to be linked from your site. I have a feeling you will not remain without comments for very long. People are going to "discover" you...just like me, and they too will love your work. I'll be back! Have a great weekend.