cheese portraits


Emmentaler AOC

oil on wood 8 x 8"

Emmentaler AOC  cheese portrait by Mike Geno

Emmi of Switzerland makes some incredibly perfect cheeses and this giant wedge was sent to me to paint as part of a series. Actually, this wedge arrieved sealed in cryovac plastic and I had little choice but to paint it whole, as is. You see, I have no knives large enough to paint this traditional swiss cheese wedge that measured nearly 24 inches deep and close to 12" tall. It was a challenge to fit this monumental wedge onto an 8 x 8" surface.


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