Friday, April 1, 2011

Duet

Joined, oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 2011

DUET is this week's prompt at Illustration Friday. This is a painting I completed about a month ago and I think it fits the bill. I am in the Philly area and we sure do love our soft pretzels here! I am originally from NYC and we loved our pretzels there too, but the NYC pretzels are an entirely different configuration. In any shape, soft pretzels are best bought from a street vendor on a cold day,  eaten warm with a zigzag of mustard. If you get a blob of mustard on your cheek and someone kisses it off...all the better!

16 comments:

Ellen Byrne said...

Very lovely and scrumptious painting!

Brian Beausoleil said...

this is a cool concept

String said...

Beautiful quality.

Miriam said...

Wow, great paintings!

Mindful Drawing said...

A love duet on Philly Pretsels sure is an original interpretation of this weeks Illustration Friday theme.
Well done painting!
Paula

Cheryl said...

I've never tasted a soft pretzel of any shape! :( I like the colours of your painting.

Julie Talty said...

Beautiful use of highlights and shadow... and great colors in the background.

INDIGENE said...

Yum! I must say, being a New Yorker and all, I do love Philly pretzels more! You've really captured them!

Laurel said...

Love your interpretation. This painting and your post are making me hungry!

Deirdre said...

I absolutely love it...as well as the wonderful little story with it! What a great interpretation of Duet. Now, I wonder where I can find a soft pretzel in Ohio.....yum.

LAConley said...

Your paintings are terrific! The colors are so rich and I like your painterly style. The pretzel duet really pops; beautifully done.

Patti said...

very nice

Patti said...

very nice

Maldito Columpio said...

This is so fantastic.
And I love the light and color of your paintings, they transport you to another time. Really beautiful work.

Sarah Melling said...

Beautiful...reminds me a bit of Abbey Ryan's lovely work!

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Hi everyone, thanks for the compliments! Sarah, thank you, Abbey has recently become a friend of mine. For years people kept telling us we had to meet because our work had a similar sensibility! It's nice to meet other members of one's artistic "tribe!";-)