Sushi Rolls on a Red Plate, 20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy.
Despite all the yummy spring fruits and veggies that are showing up at the farmers markets in Germany these days, I have been struggling to find something that interested me as a still life subject. Then the other day I was leafing through my ‘painting ideas’ folder (just a folder on Aperture where I toss interesting things when I’m sorting through new photos) and was struck by a box of take-out sushi. Why not? I thought.
Box of Sushi, 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas, ©2012 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy.
I was immediately in love with my new subject. So many great colors and textures! Luckily we are the weird type of people-with-blogs who photograph almost every restaurant meal before we eat it, so I was able to find some additional reference photos in my stash, too. But I’m fast running out! If you find yourself eating sushi sometime soon, and happen to have a camera on hand, feel free to send me a snap or two, and maybe your lunch will end up as art. There’s only so much sushi my husband and I can eat…
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