Thursday, April 30, 2009
Someone's gotta do it!!
And that someone is me! I teach at Sacramento City College, I conduct art workshops, I do my one fine art (at least I think it's fine). I also do commercial painting like you see here. This is one of a stream of steady food paintings I do for a graphic design firm that has many food related clients ranging from wineries, distilleries, and canned foods. They like my "illustrated" look for the food labels they design. At $300 per "spot Illustration", I'm affordable. Most every job is different. This allows me the opportunity to render a panoply of different things...good practice for an artist and the income stream ain't bad! These three paintings will be used to print two different cooking broth labels. The chicken broth label will show the chicken plate with the ladle overlapping it a bit. The beef broth label, through the magic of the computer, will have the chicken taken off the plate and the beef placed on it. Same ladle but via said computer, the golden chick broth will be re-colored to represent beef broth. I suppose a computer artist could do these illustrations, but either they haven't found a good one or none don't compete with my prices and reliability...who knows! The other painting is for a label on a bottle of rum called "Hammock Bay Rum" I'm hoping to get a sample with my illustration on it. Sometimes painting becomes thirsty work don'tcha know?!.