Saturday, May 15, 2010


One more ancient painting: Tea Smoked Duck. That duck lived in my studio for a number of days as I painted it from life. Had to return the hook to the chinese butcher shop afterwards, and were they ever confused. You want the duck AND the hook ?

11 Comments:

Blogger Mónico Chávez said...

Haha... great painting. It didn't start smelling after a couple days?

3:03 PM  
Blogger Steven Wayne Howard said...

I'd have been tempted to eat it while trying to paint it. I struggled once with one of my still life's that had a very delicious looking and smelling sourdough loaf. For this reason I find painting food hard. :D

10:14 PM  
Blogger Chuck Pyle said...

sacrifining one of the senses in favor of another, ah, the artit's lot! The idea was to not eat one so tht by painting it I would be able to buy many down the road!

10:45 AM  
Blogger George Cwirko-Godycki said...

the painting looks great

11:53 AM  
Blogger Ray Bonilla said...

these paintings are epically awesome chuck!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Chuck Pyle said...

If you look closely at the Examiner, you might even be able to see the date. Monico was right, the duck had started to turn a bit, but, my studio was so cold that it did not quite reek. Did tie it to the bumper of a good friend's car after i was done with it.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

Love it.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Chuck Pyle said...

I loved the shapes and colors. I would just stand in front of the Chinese butcher shops, mesmerized, by the rows of ducks on hooks. The smells were wonderful, too.

9:09 PM  
Blogger theo said...

When one starts thinking he's getting serious enough about his art, a quick stop at Chuck's blog and a moment of appreciating his painting of a duck over carefully rendered pages of newspaper can be an amazing moment of humility and eye-opening.

Thanks Chuck.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Chuck Pyle said...

You, Theo, need no humility reminders.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Wilfred said...

beautiful image. Now I'm in the mood for some bbq duck and rice.

10:56 AM  

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