Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Chinese Food Container

"Takeout", 8"x10", Oil on Board
I finished painting this Chinese food container last night. I'm not happy with how it turned out but it's been a good learning experience. I wished that the container either had red letters or Chinese symbols etc...I think it would have punched it up a little. I'm off to look for my next subject!

7 comments:

Todd Bonita said...

C'mon...it came out perfect. If it's making you crazy, just paint some red letters in there..but I think it's a winner!!

Joanne said...

I am going to disagree with you on this one, Jean. I love the background - it really "punches out" the box. And the shadows you have done on the take-out box are just great! To me, you have achieved a high level of realism with this one, without losing the painterly effect. I say, BRAVO!

Joanne

Alvin R. said...

Hi Jean,
The first thing I thought was that if it had red lettering that it would just ''POP'', then I read your remarks which reflected the same thing. I think that you should consider it a work in progress, and when you find such a container...just continue from there. I love it....it's a brilliant start.

Jean Victory said...

Thanks for the feedback everyone! It really helps! Yes, the painting still bothers me and I think the lettering would help. I also did more glazing with this piece and that may be contributing to my apprehension because it's a technique I need more work on.

loriotndorr said...

white can be difficult...i think you did a beautiful job. lovely!

Jean Victory said...

Yes, white is very difficult for me, but I keep trying to paint it to get better. Thanks for your encouragement.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

perfect. Yeah, some of those cartons have the red Chinese letters on them but, this is excellent.