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Monday, January 09, 2006


This is one I did on Painter a couple of months ago! My submission to this week's Illustration Friday...a few days late!

Anyone for Grilled Cajun Swordfish Steak with tomato and basil salsa?


Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I love the splash. I was thinking that your Jan.3 painting would also have been a good submission for this Friday's topic.

10/1/06 12:11 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

The water is fantastic. I love the effect.

10/1/06 12:20 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Hi, Brian. I thought so too but I didn't want to use an old illustration two weeks on the trot.
But here is a link to another Sea Illustration. Thanks for the comment!

Thanks, Andrea! I can't even remember how I did it!

10/1/06 12:23 AM  
Blogger hobbes said...

yumm - can you do an illustration of brains next friday?

10/1/06 1:38 AM  
Blogger Toni Kelly said...

Looks great love the water effect also

10/1/06 2:29 AM  
Blogger Viking054 said...

Nice! Is it a few days late, or a couple months early? ;)

10/1/06 2:32 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

oh my - upcoming battles in Coco's world... seeing this I immediately think - swordfish on the attack! ummmmm...

(swordfish broiled, pass the rice please)

10/1/06 2:47 AM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Swordfish....mmm....so hard to catch though! You seemed to have "captured" this one very well!

10/1/06 3:11 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Love the water in this one ... very refreshing!!

10/1/06 3:28 AM  
Blogger iluvnyc said...

THAT is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hmmm... do you do delivery, sir? you make me really hungry now.... 'n it's almost midnite here... :D

10/1/06 4:50 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Excellent work Cream! So you sneakily have some pictures you haven't posted... hope there are enough to tide you over!

10/1/06 11:55 AM  
Blogger Keith said...

Grilled Cajun Swordfish Steak with tomato and basil salsa? Sounds great, but I dont know where your restaurant is.

10/1/06 11:59 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

still thinking of that tomato and basil salsa, but thinking more of the merfolk swimming into battle along side their trusty swordfish.... eiiii... look around and ideas come from every side....

10/1/06 2:33 PM  
Blogger Kingston Girl said...

i'm hungry!!!!

10/1/06 2:35 PM  
Blogger carla said...

Very dynamic! The meal sounds excellent!...offer it again without a painting of the "before" picture:>

10/1/06 4:39 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

it is hard to think of eating this beautiful creature! great movement cream, your signature colour palette is perfect and this is a beaut!

10/1/06 5:57 PM  
Blogger DCveR said...

I usually have the sword fish grilled and with a shrimp and cream sauce...

10/1/06 10:36 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Great water effect! ...and you've just reminded us all that it's time for one of your delicious food posts!

10/1/06 11:25 PM  
Blogger cream said...

That'll be a good idea, Hobbes. Another dash of Tabasco!

Toni, can't remember how I did it!

Viking! I think it was last year! Far too long ago!

Hayden, I'm taking notes!

Ellen, your artwork is amazing! Thanks for the comment!

Anon! I prefer a cold Bud!

Iluvnyc, just place your order!

Caro, I have a drawerful of stuff just waitin! Just kidding!

Keith, just one hundred or so miles North of Leicester!

KG! Get on the beach and grab yourself a barbie!

Carla, didn't mean to be heartless! One day I will post the recipe!

Thanks, Val! I think it was you who started me doing the sun on when you said it looked good long way back!

DC, that sounds really nice and tasty!
When you were away, I posted the ten-minute feast I promised a while ago. Check it out!

10/1/06 11:43 PM  
Blogger gudbrandsdottir said...

Great splashing in this nice picture! I like this big sun as well, seems quite warm and it also wears my favorite colours :)

11/1/06 2:18 AM  
Blogger Catnapping said...

wow. i've never had swordfish.

that water is fantastic.

11/1/06 6:23 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Thanks, Elin! The sun has now become my signature. A bit of warmth...

Catnapping, thanks. Swordfish tastes like shark and one must not overcook it otherwise it goes like leather.

11/1/06 8:01 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I keep coming back to look at this picture..there's something about that splashing water that I love. Also, I'm a masochist and just want to re-read the sandwich description so that I can drool all over again.

11/1/06 8:56 AM  
Blogger DCveR said...

I'll try your ten minutes feast and get back to you... Grilling the sword fish and preparing the sauce shouldn't take much longer. The problem is our usual side of "batatas a murro" : little taters baked over a salt 'bed' without peeling, and punched open. They take about an hour to bake, but some people are making do with a microwave oven to hasten things.
I prefer to bake the taters the old way, thus having enough time to enjoy some cheese, olives and wine as appetizers.

11/1/06 2:34 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Love the way it's so delicately balanced above / in the water...beautiful, Cream, just beautiful.

11/1/06 8:52 PM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

Cream, did you imagine that this post would illicit such a discussion about food? I've returned to read these comments many times and I keep needing to look throught he cupboards or refridgerator for a snack. Yummy.

11/1/06 9:58 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Wendy, you aren't a masochist! Just a drooling gourmet!

DC, the answer to potato dishes is to prepare them the day before and just reheat them when you need them. You'll have to tell us whether he made it in ten minutes! If so, you can have a working holiday at Casa del Mar!

Thanks, Gigi! Happy Eid!

Brian, it is strange that a leaping swordfish conjures up a dish! My most popular posts have been those that mention the word "FOOD"... I wonder why!

11/1/06 11:05 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I could read about your posts and comments on food all day. Nice splash! :)

12/1/06 4:03 PM  
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