Ever changing, ever mesmerizing... the sea is a joy and challenge to capture in paint,
The elements of art are the basic components of a painting. If the canvas or sheet of paper is the foundation, these are the building blocks.
This painting is one from the Art Institute Chicago's "Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine" exhibition which runs until 27 January 2014. Go to exhibition website for food-related painting inspiration and recipes.
Though I don't recommend telling the family they can't tuck in until you've finished painting a meal... better to paint the ingredients as a still life first or your own slice of cake ala Thiebaud.
Image: Roy Lichtenstein. Turkey, 1961. Private collection. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein