I am very attracted and full of admiration for the artwork of the Ndebele Tribe north and north west of Pretoria, South Africa.Their colourful and graphic patterns and motifs adorn walls, houses and interiors and get taught from mother to daughter since beginning of time.........
The naartjie is a well loved fruit from the mandarin/tangerine family.
Strange enough it is the first time ever that I painted tomatoes! This one is a new middle size variety grown at Lourensford Estate in Somerset West with an intensive flavour...... and a beautiful appearance!
I used completely different colours than normal while painting these aubergines. I live the cerulian blue as the reflecting edge, but as always the original is far better and not as blue, far more subtle.....
When I saw these very fresh and red pomegranates, I couldn't resist! They were just asking to be painted! The old piece of rotten wooden fencepole gives a nice contrast too and it allows me to use my grumbacher cobalt green which I have for years and never really used it!
Above all, it is the first in "Red Ribbon Mania" !
The other day I found these wonderful persimmons at the local fresh food market and decided to give it a go at painting them. I love the soft and close in tone colouring of the background and foreground with the intense colour of the persimmon.
This time of the year I always get very excited to see "rose marie" pears in the shops. This beautiful red pear is only available for roughly a month in SA and I always try to do a painting..... This one is the latest!