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02-10-2008, 03:58 PM
I just got offered a show of my food paintings and I'm short about 4 so working to get these done in a few weeks... akkkkk

Here's the first. I call it Individual Unity because of a discussion I was having online ... how there is a lot of individualism in our group although we are working on a common goal. Then I looked at the corn I was painting and thought it really illustrated that idea, as no two kernels are alike although they are all together on the cob.

so this is a 14X18 on La Carte. Unisons and the new Terry's Intense Dark two set for the burgundys and purples :D

02-10-2008, 04:29 PM
Melanie, it is inspiring to see the clarity you can achieve when working with pastels. I love the burgundys and purples you have used for the darker cob. A wonderful painting.

02-10-2008, 05:35 PM
yummmm.. I would have loved to see this done as a WIP!! Bet it took awhile. Really fabulous.

02-10-2008, 05:45 PM
looks like a photo it is done so well, very nice color. Very well done.

02-10-2008, 07:43 PM
You sure got this painting with pastels down pat. Your food subjects are always amazing. I think I will have to try something like that one of these days. Although, aside from not being able to attain the realism, I fear I may end up eating instead of painting.:)


water girl
02-10-2008, 07:52 PM
I so admire your food paintings. Keep them coming. And...good luck with the show.

02-10-2008, 09:28 PM
you posted the photo instead :)

really this is amaazing stuff! :clap:

02-10-2008, 10:20 PM
Fantastic, Melanie. What fun your website is!

02-10-2008, 10:39 PM
Geez, talk about focus! That must have taken awhile I bet?

Very nice!

02-11-2008, 03:35 AM
Great Melanie...don't you just love those new darks of Terry Ludwig's?!

02-11-2008, 07:45 AM
Melanie, a terrific piece showing realism at it's best.

Donna T
02-11-2008, 09:29 AM
You know your work is good when you get offered a show. This is amazing and shows off your talent to its best. I look forward to seeing the other pieces that will make up the show.


02-11-2008, 10:22 AM

When I saw that you posted a piece, I clicked right away!!! I adore your work! You are truly a master.

02-11-2008, 12:28 PM
fantastic !! ... i did a corn piece in ink onceuponatime so *know* this took quite a while !! ... even just to draw it out ! ... kudos to ya !!

02-11-2008, 05:02 PM
Exceptional, Melanie!!! Absolutely gorgeous!


02-11-2008, 05:42 PM
thanks everyone. :)

Paula Ford
02-11-2008, 07:12 PM
WOW! Wonderful work!


02-11-2008, 11:29 PM
This is absolutely beautiful....and the Terry Ludwig darks just make the colors pop. I look forward to seeing more of your food paintings. Good luck on your show.

02-11-2008, 11:37 PM
I just love your food paintings, it's always a pleasure to view your pieces! You truly know your food and how to make them sing!!! Wonderful work as always....good luck on your show.