Sunday, March 8, 2009

California Roll

Okay so I was a little intimidated with DSFDF's challenge and it didn't help matters when I noticed some of my favorite artists like Gwen Bell and Dean Haven whipped theirs out like it was yesterday's newspaper and doing a wonderful job at it.  I also loved seeing  Deb Keirce's adorable adaptation of the challenge.

So when I started this morning, I was repeating Karin's mantra, squint and paint the shapes..  Unfortunately maybe it was to my disadvantage that I've had this California roll many times and I knew that there was fake crab [Krab], avocado, cucumbers and tobiko [flying fish roe] sprinkled on top.  I think the soy sauce has a 'brown gravy' look to it and I'd be interested to see what you used to paint your soy sauce.  Thanks in advance.

5x7 oil on canvasboard.

38 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Sheila,
Great job! They look good enough to eat! I've never painted soy sauce so I can't help you here!

artbyakiko said...

California rolls are not my favorite, but yours look so good I want to eat them. I see now why the crab inside this sushi is shaped perfectly. ;)

James Parker said...

Very realistic fer sure, but I'm with Akiko...the last time I had sushi like this was the
last time I had sushi like this. And for realism on the sauce, I used real soy sauce. However, the roaches found it, ate a hole in the canvas, and I had to start over.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Great job Sheila...I would eat those!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Excellent Sheila! I'm not fond of the California Roll, but I LOVE sushi and just had some yesterday for lunch!

tabatha said...

Hey! Thanks for the comment on my california rolls. Your painting is GORGEOUS!! When I look at my painting posted on her blog with all the others it makes me feel a bit inadequate....lol i use the squinting technique with my landscapes, maybe I should try it with other stuff too.

Christine's Arts said...

Good job Sheila,
I think your soy sauce looks like it will spill off the canvas any minute. Very realistic.

Michelle Burnett said...

Wow your quick! You did a great job on this one...looks pretty yummy to me!

Carol Nelson said...

I like you soy sauce - mine must be a cheapo bargain brand because it doesn't seem as thick as yours. LOL
From wigs to soy sauce - I love this DSDFD.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Great job Sheila.
The soy sauce looks so real.And the Sushi with the crab.
Love this painting.
Must go and finish mine and than eat them.
I love cali rolls.

CONRAD said...

your soy sauce looks great good job

simoart said...

I love your California Rolls, I can see the avocado and the crab and I love them, to make it better the sause looks so real, I am hungry now. Great piece.

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Very nice Sheila! I am amazed that you painted the grains of rice on the rolls, they look great! You really captured the sushi and soy sauce.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Terrific!! I am getting very hungry looking at your painting.

sam said...

Hey Sheila, you rise to the challenge once again! Your sauce looks very real with those highlights. I have tagged you,please see my blog. Sorry I know you get tagged a lot but you are such a great follower, it wouldn't be right if I didn't:o)

Carrie Griesemer said...

Nice job Sheila, your "gravy" looks like soy sauce to me!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi sheila!
oh my goodness!
i love it and now i am starving for california roll!
yummy!

r garriott said...

Sheila! Love your sushi. Because you are so very cool, you've been awarded the "Fabulous Blog Award"! Get the skinny at my blog (yesterday's post).

Erika Nelson said...

I'd eat that sushi! I'm like Akiko, California rolls are not usually on my order sheet but those look very plump with goodies and I can taste the soy sauce from Arkansas!

Gwen Bell said...

Really beautiful job, Shelia! I love the detail and color.

Edward Burton said...

Great job with the sushi, Sheila!

maria said...

Sheila,
Nice job! Good color and realistic.

David Larson Evans said...

Good job I'm impressed!

suzanne cabrera said...

Looks delicious! This coming from someone who isn't really a fan of sushi. Though...sushi with gravy...hmmm, now that's an idea :)

Dean H. said...

What?? Say it's not so!...You were intimidated by this subject?? I bow to the Sushi Master! Very well done.

judith said...

Hi Sheila , Beautiful sushi! Judith

Trevor Lingard said...

Sheila this looks yummy.
A compliocated subject which I think you have painted very well.
Not much of a cook myself, nor would I dare try and paint a similar subject.
You can turn your artistic hands to anything.
Regards

Sheila E. said...

Yumm! I love sushi! Super Job, I'm going to try out the squint technique. I know what I'm having for lunch today.....

Kathleen said...

Your soy sauce looks great. I thought it was the hardest part of the project to do!

Cathyann said...

these are so good I can taste them...and you know I don't like them in real life, but I bet these would be yummy!Nice work, Sheila!

christine said...

Beautiful job, Sheila! The gravy/soy sauce looks so shiny!

Carol Horzempa said...

Great job on your sushi and soy sauce! I've got to go out and eat some yummy sushi likes yours before I start my painting.

Cheryl Anderson said...

Sheila, I think you nailed the soy sauce--it's the highlights along the edge that make it work. Also, I like the way you offset the sushi--great composition.

Diane Morgan said...

Sheila, your sushi turned out fab. One of my friends told me mine looked like bloody meatballs. They did look kinda red on Karin's site, but a little better on mine. Thanks for the nice comments about my first watercolor class.

Tom Pohlman said...

As much as I want to follow in your footsteps- be a true monastic artist, I can't bring myself to voluntarily put "bait" in my mouth! ha ha Glad to see you have been a busy-bee. Hope your weekend has been a good one- T

Annie Salness said...

Well done!

r garriott said...

Did I compliment your sushi yet? The rice looks so real. I had no idea of the challenge of rendering rice until this week.

Annie Salness said...

I think your soy sauce looks like soy sauce! You did a great job of distinguishing the different textures! Well done!