May 11, 2009

"Oyster Plate"

Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel 8" x 8"

"The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork" - Oscar Wilde

14 comments:

Sheila said...

Amazing! Simply Amazing.

Diane said...

yummy!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Sheila.

Mark Adams said...

Diane, It just occurred to me that May doesn't have an "R" in it - Boo Hoo.

Pam Holnback said...

These oysters are great! I can feel the slimmyness! (Is that a word?)

Bob said...

Mark, this reminds me of Vermeer's technique of using unfocused highlights. This is a really unique and beautiful painting! It is difficult to create something fresh and new, but you've done it. The green background really makes the red tones in the oysters vivid and lifelike.

Mark Adams said...

Pam,

If "slimmyness" isn't a word, it should be. Thanks for the nice comment.

Mark Adams said...

Bob, You have a great eye. I am a huge fan of Vermeer and use his "unfocused highlights" quite often. I love the jewel-like effect it renders. I'm glad you like the background too, as I made it out of whole cloth. These oysters originally sat on a gold-flecked Formica table at my favorite watering hole. Sometime you have to look twice at reference material to see it's full potential.

susan southard said...

Now I want a beer!

Mark Adams said...

Make it a Guinness and I'll join you.

Dean Grey said...

Great job here, Mark!

The oysters look super slick and shiny. You did a great job capturing that high gloss quality.

Wonderful composition too!

Another tightly rendered painting for such a small size.

Just great!

-Dean

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Dean. I was happy with this one.

Nadine Robbins said...

Well done. Makes me think of getting back to the Cape right now for some Wellfleet oysters.

smellyrhinostudio said...

edible. completely! WOW