What is a Tuck Shop? It is Aussie for a Canteen.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The first in a series called "Nostalgic for Australia/Turning Chinese"

Aussie Burger, Oil on Canvas, 11'' x 14"

I painted this painting for my DH for Xmas last year. He loves burgers and he especially loved this Australian style burger. It has one sliced beetroot and you add a fried egg on top! After 20 years of being creatively unblocked, I finally found my new topic to paint -FOOD!

I first got the idea when I made a pavlova from scratch and then took a picture of it. I liked the way the picture turned out. So I thought -what if I painted food that I made or loved? And why not make it Australian themed food and then why not add my own spin to it by adding Chinese characters. I remembered an artist,
Wayne Thiebaud, whom I loved and admired in art school. He was an inspiration.

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