Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Commission:Day Two

What a fruitful day! Thanks to you for all your encouragement about the neutrals. I went with the rust/mossy backgrounds and it seems to be working.

I decided to do a different lemon, as the original one was so simple. Then I dove in and did the artichoke. There is nothing shiny or reflective on this artichoke so I depended on the lighting contrasts to give me that zing. Then the Anaheim chili and the plump white/purple garlic.
Suddenly I was out of veggies or fruit and had to make a grocery run. I couldn't believe that I found the leeks, which I did. Big beauties, which will become Vichyssoise later this week. Frieda Anderson is visiting for 3 nights and 2 days, midweek. I will be cooking and chattering and giggling. O Boy!


  1. It's nice to have gal pal visits!

    When you do a commission, do you have to know how they will be displayed before you create? For example, is it important to have the light source all originating from the same side/corner...if the piece is to be meant to be displayed in a grouping?

  2. Oh, these are delish! (I didn't know that was a word, but, hey! no red underline!) I love the backgrounds on these honeys and the artichoke looks good enough to reach out and grab!

  3. These are all gorgeous! I can't believe how fast you work! Amazing! Your client will be overjoyed with these!

  4. Anonymous10:27 AM

    I prefer the multiple variety of backgrounds as in Day 1, that way they can be displayed in a number of ways. They could go in groups of colours or in patterns as in a quilt....there I go making a connection to quilting with your

  5. Oh I LOVE the background colors on these!!! Perfecto!!!!

  6. They are lovely! The size and how you had the blank canvases laid out reminded me of the wall decor in California Pizza Kitchen (where they have what look like take out boxes painted with fruits, veggies etc. and mounted on the wall).

  7. I really like these backgrounds. They are very soothing and seem to be a nice complement to the veggies.

  8. Beautiful paintings, as always! And the rust backgrounds ARE neutrals. With backgrounds in the same basic color range, they'll blend together well as a grouping. And yet each is a delicious (pun intended) treat for the eye on its own. The apple on teal was, uh...... let's just say I'm not a teal person, LOL. It's fascinating to watch this....


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