Sushi: White Plate

Sushi: White Plate. Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, 2013 by Sarah Atlee.

Part of my new series Delish!

Acrylic paints have the wonderful property of being either transparent or opaque. Typically I build an acrylic painting using multiple layers of paint, either thinned with water or mixed with a medium such as Golden's glazing liquid. I mostly use Golden's fluid acrylics for their high concentration of pigment in a low-viscosity vehicle.

For this piece, however, I decided to make the background and shadows flat, opaque, and graphic in order to highlight the details in the sushi rolls themselves.

More food and drink paintings will be on display at Delish! this October at Broadway Wine Merchants in Oklahoma City. Dates and details on the way.