Friday, February 05, 2010

Half Loaf No.2

5.5 x 5.5 oil on hardboard
. . . and a loaf of bread to finish off the week. I really enjoy painting bread, and Karen has made it clear to me that I, "should always have a bread painting in the works". This half loaf composition with the plastic bag is a favorite of mine. I love that serpentine line that runs the length of the loaf. It's not clearly evident in this image, but there are a lot of subtle colors, and textures in this piece. I'm attempting to work more color into my paintings. In my pre-oil days, when I worked in watercolor and colored pencil, there was much more color in my work. For some reason, when I switched to oil my palette became more muted. Now I'm trying to bring back that variety of color. It's a glacially slow process, but I'm getting there. If you'd like to bid on this painting, you can access the auction by clicking here.


DennyHollandStudio said...

What a fantastic painting- you've moved bread to a whole new level!

Dean Grey said...


The composition is so unique! I don't think I've ever seen bread painted in its orginal packaging before.

The plastic looks slick and shiny too!

Great job on this!


Susan Hediger-Matteson said...

I absolutely love the subtlety of color, it's gorgeous.

Don Coker said...

I love the design in this piece, Neil! Good stuff.

Gary Keimig said...

very nice design and composition. Love how you used the wrapping.

BLUEYEDUCKstudios said...


(as ALWAYS!)


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Web - Ideas said...

simply great - now i know why i like bread