Two Ikura Sushi
“Two Ikura Sushi”
Oil on linen on masonite, 10 x 8 Inches
Although not as difficult as the foil in the previous painting, the marble these objects rest on was still plenty challenging. At least with this particular slab, the veins alternated between being distinct and blurred very quickly. Also, there was a tremendous variety of subtle colorations, a lot of which I simplified for clarity. Taken together, it was really tough to paint the stone in a convincing and realistic manner, and still have it appear to be a flat surface.
First time I’ve painted marble in a very long while. It definitely goes on my list of things to paint when I feel like a real stretch.