I was preparing the props for "California
Beauty", I rearranged the cheeses, grapes
etc. so that I could do a different study later.
Well, I am ready to go ahead with the study,
which will be an 18" x 22" oil on linen
begin the painting, I've designed a special
wallpaper, which will be the background and help
tell the story of
Cheese". Here is a
close-up of the beginning of the wallpaper.
The cheese motif is finished in this repetitive
Now on to the cast shadows and then...
...the green color of the table top.
I blocked in some simple passages for the cutting
board and the shadows cast by the various
Here's an overall look at the entire canvas.
The painting of the cheese begins.
Here's an overall look at the canvas.
The wine glass with its reflections.
Table grapes are added.
Another overall look at the canvas to this point.
The cheese knife with its grape reflection in the
The other cheeses are finished and here's...
...a close-up of the corkscrew.
The 'Big Cheese', best buddy Todd.
The entire canvas with its first pass of paint.
You can see the thickness of the second and final
layer of paint on the wine glass.
The grapes are detailed with their varying hues
of warm and cool greens.
The cheddar wedge is complete. Notice the brush
strokes in the top of the cheese, not only
revealing where the brush touched the canvas, but
giving the impression of the subtle value shifts
on the surface.
The brie is completed.
The cheese knife is the last object to be
... "The Big