Sushi Spotlight, 09021 food still life

Here's another entry for the Different Strokes from Different Strokes blog. This time the reference photo, posted by Karin Jurick, is a plate of sushi. California rolls are my favorite. I'm not crazy for sushi, but these, with their avocado, crab and cucumber, are quite tasty.
As I was working on this painting, I realized I had painted them too high on the panel, so I had to create a parsley garnish in the lower foreground for balance. The hardest part of this painting was making the puddle of soy sauce look believable.
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14 comments:

DEB said...

Carol, your sushi looks very believable and absolutely yummy! Thank you for visiting my blog. i like your finch and little boy paintings too!

The meatloaf I'll pass on - I'm a vegetarian.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Carol, Brilliant to add the garnish...what a great way to save a small little composition snafoo...:) I don't like sushi, but I like the painting!

nancy elstad said...

Carol, I think you did a fantastic job here, love the whole thing, very nice soy sauce!

Sheila said...

Oh good, I'm glad I didn't see yours before starting mine this morning Carol. This is excellent! Even the parsley is awesome. I love it.

artbyakiko said...

Your sushi looks really good to eat! Wonderful job.
Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)

Pam Holnback said...

Great job w/ all the rice in the sushi.

Sheila said...

Okay I'm back because I just want to say with my painting next to yours, I can see how your darker background makes the rolls pop! I'm always learning with these challenges!

judith said...

Carol , Wonderful job! very nice sushi

Cheryl Anderson said...

Hi Carol, great sushi and I love the parsley. That's a good addition. You are right about the soy sauce. Yours looks very believable--I'm still working on my mine.

Edward Burton said...

BEAUTIFUL job, Carol!

Cathyann said...

Touch of green makes it pop. Good save to composition snafu!!

James Parker said...

Super Sushi! While I was viewing it, a couple of flies came over and landed in the soy sauce. Really great job. And, Carol, I want to thank you for being a blogalong. My followers are very dear to me and I appreciate YOU.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is really beautiful Carol, and the parsley adds a nice touch!

Erika Nelson said...

Excellent rendition Carol! I love the parsley, I think it's a perfect addition to put something more familiar to most people!