Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Peanut Butter and Jelly on Toast

Peanut Butter & Jelly on Toast | 5"x7" | oil on hardboard

It's one of my favorite things in the world. Peanut butter and jelly on toast. I've seen a number of other artists tackle peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a subject, but toast is my preferred platform for the famous combination.

I used a reference photo I took on a sunny saturday morning as I prepared my breakfast, with the warm sunlight skimming directly across the plate of toast. I'd like to think that sunlit feeling comes through in the painting.

I picked strawberry this day, but I think grape may have been a better choice. Perhaps another time.

Interested in buying PB&J on Toast


  1. You got the sunlight great. It is as if the PB & the J are opposites swirling together on the toast just as the light and shadow do the same. And I think I like the red strawberry because it is a better middleground between the light and shadow than the purple grape would have been. Looks great!