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Black and Blue

Black and Blue

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: Firefly Farms, located in Maryland and founded by Mike Koch and Pablo Solanet, where they produce a range of cheeses from goats milk.The Black & Blue has a longer aging period that produces a blue cheese with complex flavors. The outer casing of black wax allows moisture to be retained during aging as well as to provide a contrast to the white and blue interior.I personally found the shiny black wax coating to be rather sexy and unexpectedly strong for a blue cheese. I couldn't imagine painting this large double portrait without focusing on that bold wax coating that shines like patton leather with all the bulges and muscular ripples across the surface.. Let's face it people, this is like the Batman of blue cheeses!

Origin: USA, Maryland

Tags: batman, goat, blue, wax, sexy

Price: sold

Merry Goat Round

Merry Goat Round

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: This is an incredibly light and delicious creamy goat's milk cheese that ripens from the soft rind inwards. It comes from the guys at Firefly Farms in Maryland. This one was creamy and early on had to pick up the pace as it was rather ripe. The cheese started seductively oozing shortly after I started - like a flirty slow-dance. The form slid into a more curvy stance as I painted. I couldn't help but blush ;) I also loved this quick painterly pace that became another "Thiebaud" moment for me.

Origin: USA, Maryland

Tags: firefly farms, goat, oozy, sexy, MD

Price: sold

Merry Goat Round, Spruce Reserve

Merry Goat Round, Spruce Reserve

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: I painted a younger, more innocent model of Merry Goat Round a couple years ago. It's a delicious creamy brie-like subject which I loved painting and eating (of course). This year however, Firefly Farms celebrated their 15th anniversary with this special version of the the round, taking it from heavenly to sinful. The "Spruce Reserve" round is wrapped in a natural spruce bark strap, hugging the wheel in place as you are likely to devour its contents the moment you slip off its top. The extra aging gives this goat cheese a seductive soupy, almost fondue consistency, that is incredible to dip right into. The pool of cheese is mind-blowing at room temperature. This was SUCH a fun painting for me. I knew the moment I saw it and made eye contact across the room that we were destined to have a fling. Bringing it back to the studio, I tilted the shelf it lay upon so there would be that slow trickle, oozing, money shot of uncontainable cheese release (is it hot in here?). Go get it on for yourself. But, remember people, play safe; be sure to take off the wrapper before eating.

Origin: USA, Maryland

Tags: Goat, spruce, bark

Price: $800