Monday, October 09, 2006

Early Bird Special

Chocolate Glazed Donut, 2006, oil on canvas panel, 5 x 7 inches

Yes, it's the very early hours of Monday and I just got done eating and painting. After going out to dinner I stopped at a Dunkin Donuts to buy a treat as my dessert. It came to me that I would paint it before eating it. This was no easy feat since I wanted to devour this donut but I kept pushing myself to finish the painting before taking a bite. The sweet smell of this donut was teasing and torturing me. So far this has been the toughest painting I've done since the subject was ready to eat and the aroma was heavenly. After I put my brush down with a feeling of victory I pounced on the donut and claimed my prize!

8 comments:

Robin said...

Hi Luis, Nice donut...makes me hungry for breakfast and painting!

arianna said...

Luis, you are awesome. I especially love the background (I'm sure I'm using the wrong technical term for that, but I think you know what I mean?) here -- the color & the texture & the brightness of it -- it really fits the donut, I think.

I am just *loving* your blog! I mostly lurk, but every once in a while I will be sure to pour compliments on you (because every post of yours impresses me to no end -- your art is amazing, as I've always said!).

xoxo,
Arianna

Luis Colan said...

Arianna, what a huge surprice. How come you didn't tell me about your blog? You've been doing it for a while. Thanks for leaving a comment. It't great to hear from you. I was going to email you this weekend but I got lazy. SORRY!!!! :( Thank you for the nice compliments, you're always too sweet. I'll see you around toots. Take care!

Luis

Luis Colan said...

Hi Robin, thanks for dropping by, looking at this painting makes me hungry as well, even after I ate the thing. It was nice to meet you on Friday night. Hope all is well. Take care.

Luis

Christine said...

The moral of this story is: buy two - one for eating, one for painting. Dig your donut.
Chritine

Jason Seiler said...

Luis,
Just checking out your blog! Wow man, you're quite the painter! Love your work man!

Darren Maurer said...

Looking good Luis. That is the most difficult thing about painting tasty food..... not eating it before the painting is finished.

Luis Colan said...

Thanks for the tip Christine, I'll make sure to follow your advice next time, because I'm sure I would not be able to handle it.

Jason, thanks for taking the time to comment. You're not too bad yourself!

Dareen, I know what you mean...that's why I always stick to onions and tomatoes because I would have to cook them to enjoy them. They are not ready to eat just yet. But I must say, it is very rewarding to eat this stuff after painting them.

Take care all.
Luis