April 19, 2010

"Oyster with Three Lemons"

Oil on canvas textured ampersand panel 6" x 6"

14 comments:

Kaylyn said...

You do gooey slimy shiny stuff real good!! I used to like oysters...lost my enthusiasm for them over the years but this painting certainly brings back the experience

Diane said...

yummy... yummy YOU ARE THE OYSTER MASTER........nobody does it better!!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Kaylyn. My love of the lowly (but tasty) bi-valve is endless.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Diane. You're a pearl.

Bee Skelton said...

Just discovered you. Love your work and fell in-love with the Cat Carol ... so I have to follow you.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Bee. Welcome aboard.

The Parent Trapped said...

How can make them so shiny, gooey, and perfect is beyond me! Good enough to eat, er, slurp!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Paula. I've seen so many of them up close and personal that painting them is second nature.

Your blog title is amusing and apropos.

Bob said...

Brilliant use of warm browns and cool blues right next to each other. Makes it pop. Love the highlights "a la Vermeer."

Mark Adams said...

Hey, Bob. Long time, no hear. Thanks for the comment. Nice observation on the Vermeer highlights.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

This one is SO outstanding, Mark!! Wow, brings me back to many happy hours drinking bloody Marys and eating oysters at Gladstones in Malibu, CA. Yummy shiny food, wonderfully painted!!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Diane,

We have something in Baltimore called an Oyster Shooter, which is a raw oyster in a shot glass with Tabasco, Worcestershire and lemon juice. Yummy, indeed. I'm glad I could stir up some fond memories for you.

Dean Grey said...

Amazing job on this, Mark, especially considering its small size.

You nailed the glossy reflections perfectly!

-Dean

Mark Adams said...

Dean,

Aside from the obvious, is there anything more satisfying than bringing a painting to life by laying in those last few highlights, causing the illusion to snap?

Thanks for your kind observations.