Plantains are a stable in grocery stores here in South Florida, due to the Latin food culture. Personally, I prefer them fried when they are more ripe, sweet and yellow, however, they are quite popular mashed and cooked at this unripe stage. I was interested in the different shades of greens in this painting and the color reflections - warm green tones against cool pink and blue. The composition is quite crazy, I am still undecided on that. What do you think?
Florida grown peaches surprised me the other day at the farmer's market. As far as I know the climate is too hot and humid in the sunshine state for peaches to thrive.But here they are, peach-colored and ripe, ready to eat.
I can not believe that it has been over a month since my last post. Reason is that other responsibilities get in the way of things I love to do... perhaps I should have planned my free time better or take fewer naps?? However, the good news is that I was able to paint a bit and this is one of the results. The dabbled morning light reflected on the tree trunk attracted me to this scene. To create a sense of space for these massive trunks I kept the background tree darker. Hope you enjoy looking at this picture as much as I enjoyed painting it. BE WELL!