Monday, July 21, 2008

Abundance

Abundance

Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 12x12x1"

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It's easy to see why Italy and Mexico chose these colors for their flags. How festive! I am happy to say that the garden delivered these beauties to us and before we use them for our dinner I felt they must be painted.

The work of several other painters is influencing me on this one. I wanted a different viewpoint, so I lowered my surface to about nine inches above the floor so I could look down at the subject. What I didn't count on was that my field of vision with my eyeglasses was just short of the distance. I spent the whole day switching between bifocals and my magnifying readers to capture all the details and textures. It worked but it really wore me out.


I LOVE that little green cherry tomato. It is the star of the painting if you ask me.

4 comments:

  1. Lisbeth2:06 PM

    I also think the green tomate is perfect,I like the picture as it is, the arangement seems natural not "orderly", and the light background complements the vegetables.

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  2. A great artist somewhere once said "yummamentay". You get better all the time, and the painting ain't bad either. The glasses thing is a bitch though-I feel your pain.
    Talk to you when I get back.

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  3. How festive! I am happy to say that the garden delivered these beauties to us and before we use them for our dinner I felt they must be painted

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  4. And what did you use for your background? I can't decide if it is fabric again or white tile - which I can't imagine you having in your studio, but weirder things have happened.

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