Monday, April 27, 2009

The Time is Ripe

The Time is Ripe| 5"x7" | oil on hardboard

Fruit is the classic still life subject I suppose. Artists and art students have been painting and drawing these for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years and they still are ap-peel-ing to look at (sorry, I couldn't resist).

I think part of the reason why is that they are simple shapes, yet they are still challenging to capture on canvas. To create the illusion of the third dimension is always a thrill for me, no matter what the subject is.

I should eat more fruit. I try to take a piece along to work each day, but as you can see by the condition of the banana in the painting, our fruit is not always eaten in a timely manner.

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  1. wow you really caught the ripeness of the fruit! Excellent! I think getting the ripe banana spots is a hard thing to do--and you have done this very well!

  2. LOL! Great painting and you have a great sense of humor! Gorgeous shadows in this. absolutely love the hint of green in the reflected light on the banana stem. perfection. (the artist's fruit paint or to eat)?