Saturday, February 6, 2010

Blogger confessional...

Hotcakes and Syrup, 12X16, oil on linen panel ©2010

Forgive me painters, for I have sinned, it's been one month since my last post.

OK OK, I've never been accused of great time management, and I don't think anyone ever will. I'm closing on the sale of our Minnesota house next week (yay, it sold), and the movers come at the end of the week to load everything into a big truck to take it to Arizona. So, needless to say, I've been busy packing and showing the house and selling our extra "stuff". But I did want to do a quick post of a painting I just finished for the Catholic Charities fundraiser "Men Who Cook" coming up in April. I did this painting as a donation for them to auction off. Since the fundraiser has a food theme, I thought it would be fun to do a big stack of steaming blueberry pancakes being doused with maple syrup. A little looser in style than I usually work, I like it that way. Since I was an illustrator for a package design firm, I've illustrated lots of food over the years (raspberries are my least favorite food to do), and I'm comfortable doing it. So this was a natural fit for me and I had a blast doing something different from what I have been doing lately.

Thanks for looking, Steve


Tim Fitzgerald said...

Hi Steve
I guess I shamed you into posting, I didn't mean to. I was just wondering what was up.
Liked your donated pancakes I'm sure it will sell quickly. Sounds like a little catholic guilt here. I should know I went to catholic grade school and was an alter boy. The sisters were as tough as Conan, we needed discipline being little terrors.
In one of my older comments I asked in response to one of my painting questions WWSD (what would Steve do) and that's been one of my painting mantras ever since. Your advice is always appreciated thanks. Tim Fitz

Steve Atkinson said...

Hey T-man, the way I look at it, a little guilt is a good thing. Ha!


J Hopper said...

What we really want to know is - did you eat that whole stack?? lol Gorgeous painting!!!

Tony Hilscher said...

Always look forward to your new posts! I have to admit, I was a little surprised to see a stack of pancakes! From "There's One in Every Bunch" to "Betty Crocker" . Now that's being versatile! deja vu GMI
I will miss your Minnesota landscapes that you do so well! But trading Minnesota for Arizona, especially this time of year with the snow piling up outside, is a no-brainer!

Famous Artists said...

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Jennifer McChristian said...

....makin' me hungry!! :-p