June 26, 2008

"Lobster and Riesling"

Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 5” x 7”

have never been a big fan of the color orange.  I don't know what is is about that particular spectral wavelength that upsets me, but it does.  It shouldn't - the official team colors of the Baltimore Orioles are black and orange.   The colors of Harley-Davidson's ubiquitous  bar and shield logo are black and orange.  The colors of Halloween are black and orange.  The only time I am comfortable with the color orange is when it is emanating from a huge pile of steamed crabs , hot boiled crawfish or a 2 pound Maine lobster waiting to be cracked open and it's succulent meat dipped in melted butter.  There are a plethora of artists out there dining at the wine table, their labels painstakingly rendered with the utmost care and precision.  I fear that I will never be mistaken for one of them.  I choose a much freer approach and kept the painting loose and sketchy.  After all, it is a daily painting.  


Diane said...

Homard et reisling... moi favori! (I hate orange too)

Anonymous said...

Now I know how you REALLY felt about our apartment in Bolton Hill! ;)