Thursday, February 27, 2014

Kohlrabi Ready!

Not that common in the US, kohlrabi is an interesting looking and tasty vegetable. Here, I was lucky to find red/purple kohlrabi in an Asian super market. Having rather low contrast in this painting the light concentric lines on the bottom are popping out, "highlighting" the vegetable's typical character.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Painter's Tools

I had to take a break from fruits and veggies. Almost ran out of ideas ...luckly, looking at my painting box these items came to the rescue. I would not have pre-planned this set-up, as this seemed too familiar and trivial. That reminds me to look closer and show appreciation for the everyday stuff, being mindful of the environment, people and things.There, the word of the day!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Strawberries on the Edge

It is strawberry season again here in Florida. On the table's edge two berries wiggled out of the bowl with the plan to escape onto the floor.
As you can see, the fun is not only painting them, it is also creating a story about a "not so still" still life. The challenge was to keep a very busy table cloth quiet so it does not take away from the main subject. I think that complementary colors and cool against warm tones help visually to separate. What do you think?