Sunday, November 16, 2008

Three Kernels

Three Kernels | 5"x7" | oil on hardboard

This one's a little corny. I couldn't resist. I found these on the road, bright and yellow on the black asphalt. They jumped out at me. I took them home and photographed them on white in bright sunlight.

When you take something seemingly ordinary like a kernel of corn, and begin to study it closely you begin to appreciate its' attributes. Nothing else in the world that I can think of has this shape, and the shades of yellow range from rich deep golds to lemony bright.

I've included an extra detail image of one of the kernels to give you an extra close look. Click on the photo to see it even larger.

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  1. Way cool John. I really like this one a lot.

  2. This is wonderful.. I really like your Brooklyn Bridge too.
    Thanks for visiting.

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day. I am honored considering the beautiful work YOU do! I checked out your website. I abslutely LOVE your work. What a breath of fresh air. Your subjects are wonderful. I love the one of the man and the child talking to the waitress at the soda fountain. I was just telling my husband the other day that it has always been my dream to open a REAL soda fountain, with everything authentic. Down the the silver thing with handles that the ice cream soda glass went into. As I was telling him this, my daughter asks "what's a soda fountain?". How sad is that? If I ever win the lottery and my dream comes true I am definitely commissioning you to do all the paintings for the wall art!

  4. You need to do more of this kind of close up study-it is very strong and colors are fabulous