oil on gesso board - Italian fabrication 10x10cm
From 1998 to 2006 I painted hundreds of small food paintings, mostly of Italian recipies and wrote in the background. There are many photos of these on my website, you can see a link on the right. This little painting has written in the background: deux cerises , due ciliege, zwei kirschen, deux cerises.
I like to use a sharpened soft lead pencil, something like a N° 7 lead, to write on the board. It engraves the paint and is wonderful for details.