Oil Painting: Toast for Breakfast

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Oil painting of toast breakfast dish by Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

In the fall of 2017, I took my first-ever oil painting class as part of my MFA in Illustration with the Academy of Art University.

Needless to say, I had never oil painted anything in my life before the class.

But since having taken the class, I’ve become really interested in the medium (more about my oil painting interests in a future post).

This painting was done for a still life assignment.

Our class had to paint an object with a reflective light on it, hence why the knife takes center stage here.

While far from perfect, for not having painted much of anything before this class, this came out much better than I had hoped.

Thinking back on it ….

While there are some definite tweaks and improvements I could make to this, I was and still am pretty happy with how this turned out, given my then-limited oil painting experience.

What do you think?

~ Enjoy! 

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

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