Here is my entry for this week's DPW's, "The Raw Meat Challenge". I think my family and friends will find this amusing since I was a vegetarian for years, and I still don't eat red meat. I was surprised at how much I actually enjoyed painting the vibrant reds of the T-Bone, and had more difficulty painting the eggs. Painting everyday things helps us to see the beauty in the ordinary, or even in the ugly; I was once repulsed by the sight of red meat and now I can appreciate it's beauty. Charles W. Hawthorne said, "We must teach ourselves to see the beauty of the ugly, the beauty of the commonplace. It is so much greater to make much out of little than to make little out of much - better to make a big thing out of a little subject than to make a little thing out of a big one." (Hawthorne on Painting, Dover Publications, Inc.)
*This painting won first place in the Johnston County Arts and Food Festival.