Monday, February 7, 2011

"What's Cookin'?" Copper Pot & Red Onions

6"x6" oil on gessoed masonite artboard

"After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual "food" out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps."

- Miss Piggy

I feel like I've been keeping secret some of the new things I've been working on. These still-life set-ups have been so fun for me this winter. I've been more deliberate than ever about considering what actually gets to be "on-stage", and still considering every nuance of color complements. I've also been working on a variety of sizes, some as small as 6"x6" and going up to 12"x12" so far. If winter lasts really long, who knows, I may go even bigger on some of these!

"What's Cooking" has a favorite little copper pot with three red onions. It's a 6"x6" oil on gessoed masonite archival artboard. I am especially fond of red onions over white onions in most everything I cook. And of course, they had a task waiting for them as soon as I was finished painting! They went into a fine batch of Bermuda Fish Chowder! I hadn't cooked this in a long while, but I had recently found some "Outerbridges Sherry-Pepper sauce" at a specialty cooking store and couldn't wait to make this again! What's going into the soup-pot at your house?

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Blogger Norma Wilson said...

Love this piece, the color and texture really pop and it has a warm homey feel to it!

February 7, 2011 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Norma! Would you believe I bought this at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens a few years ago to paint...& I think this is the first painting it's been in?! What was I waiting for?

February 7, 2011 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Love these last pieces Roxanne. I can see a real emphasis on strong design coming in. Texture and colour is great too.

February 8, 2011 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks so much Sheila! I think I've come to a turning point in my work in early January, very satisfying....yet "I want more" (as artists are we ever truly satisfied?)....I guess not, or we'd stop growing as artists. Glad you're back from your travels!

February 8, 2011 at 8:56 AM  

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