Monday, 29 April 2013

Three Pomegranates


10x20
oil on canvas

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" !
 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Persimmons


8x8
oil on canvas

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.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Golden Delicious


8x8
oil on canvas

The first chills of autumn are defintely in the air.....and there is a great supply of apples on the market!
I love the colours in this painting.....

Monday, 8 April 2013

Two Peppadews on Green


8x8
oil on canvas



Every summer I grow my own peppadews.The first batch to harvest is about end of March, the last ones I pick normally end of May.
Pickled in a vinegar/sugar and pickling spice solution the endproduct is abslolutely divine, especially stuffed with feta cheese.....

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Two Quinces on Red


8x8
oil on canvas

This is my first painting of quinces ever, tricky little monsters....
I love the colour combination!