April 28, 2010

"Fruit Tart"

Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel 5" x 5"

The Queen of Hearts she made some tarts all on a summer's day;
The Knave of Hearts he stole the tarts and took them clean away.
The King of Hearts called for the tarts and beat the Knave full sore
The Knave of Hearts brought back the tarts and
vowed he'd steal no more.

It was hardly a summer's day here in Baltimore today. Those foolish enough to have been lolled into thinking that frost was a thing of the past and have planted tender annuals are busy lighting smudge pots or kicking themselves. I entertained the idea of planting the herb garden last week but thankfully thought the better of it. After the worst winter in 200 years we all want to put that behind us but Mother Nature has a way of reminding us who's boss. I decided to have some fun swishing paint today and get away from the Opti-visor for a while. Enjoy!


Dean Grey said...

Fantastic job on this, Mark!

The fruits look so glossy and lifelike!

I LOVE the shiny blacks of the berries. So incredibly rich looking!

Elegant and tasty!


Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Dean. I had fun with this one. (Not that I don't with my furry friends)

Pat Burns said...


Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Pat. {;-)>

Diane said...

yummy... More perfect then even the real deal!

Mark Adams said...

I love getting comments from the Queen of Hearts herself - Thanks, Diane.