Friday, January 18, 2013

#299 "Henry VIII's First Eggplant"


This guy hung around in my flat files for about 3 months. He was about 75% done when I put him away because of commissions and holiday what not. Every time I opened the drawer he'd peer up at me with those puppy dog eyes and say "Finish me please" but alas the drawer was closed on him once more . . . until one day the drawer opened and he found himself hoisted back onto his rightful perch . . . my easel. In case you haven't picked up on it yet, I spend long hours alone in my studio with no one but the paintings to talk to, so a touch of insanity may creep in here and there when I right about my experiences as an artist. So without further do-do here he is, finished, in all his finished up, gloriously finished, completed self. "Henry VIII's Second Favorite Eggplant."

4 comments:

  1. Ha ha! Clever title. Impressive color on the eggplant too - in life they look black if not for the slight purple shift in and around the reflections. Glad you got around to finishing!

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    1. Karen, one of my favorite veggies to paint for that very reason. I've taught a few painting/color classes and have used the eggplant as a good way to push your eye to actually see "colors" instead of shades of black. Plus the reflections you get in it are wonderful as well!

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  2. a fantastic painting with a unique point of view Im lovin u

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