"Tempting Fate", oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
I had to. I have been painting sushi for weeks now, and as an avid sushi lover I know that at the end of most sushi meals I am rewarded with a gorgeously folded crisp cookie (that much like Valentine's Day, was created for the American consumer, and has no real attachment to the culture, but that I love anyway), so naturally it earns a spot in the upcoming "With A Side of Ginger" show featuring all of my sushi paintings.
Oh, fortune cookies. They usually strike some emotion, are curious in shape, and start a conversation. All are aspects which I strive for in my work. Above is one of three fortune cookie paintings, which I throughly plan to paint the fortune in a longer canvas to be placed under the work. As simple as it looks, the cookie was more difficult to paint that I originally intended The composition and subject, if not married well, were begging to be asked, "What is that?" Painting with a minimal palette and attempting minimal paint strokes, I went back and forth all afternoon trying to make it just right.
However, after such a struggle I got my reward. I opened the cookie to read my fortune.
"Your future is as boundless as the lofty heaven."
I couldn't agree more. Happy Friday.
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