Four of the small painting are done, two sets of thematic twins. The photos were taken at the end of the day, making them slightly blue and dim.
First set are elements of hunting, which I was familiar with from childhood. My father and uncles were hunters. We ate dove and quail, and venison was traded for country ham.
These shotgun shells were for my father’s 1958 Browning Sweet Sixteen shotgun. I’ve left the wood panel visible behind the image.
Sixteen Gauge, oil on wood panel, 5×7″
Brace of Doves, oil on canvas, 6×6″
Next, a pair of cupcakes.
Baking Bad, oil on wood panel, 5×7″
My comment on the addictive nature of sugar. Using a 30-06 bullet for the candle tells you what I think of crystal meth.
Make a Wish, oil on wood panel, 5×7″
Two more to go, one of a sliced tomato and another cupcake. Varnishing will work its magic and I think I’ll stain the wooded edges the color of dark honey.