Thursday, March 21, 2019

919 Technically Fruits

While I normally paint fruit and veggies in a blue and white bowl, my handmade lopsided "Made in Italy" bowl is a better compliment to the eggplants.

I'm sure you already knew that tomatoes are technically not vegetables, but did you also know that neither are eggplants?  Both contain seeds and grow from a flowering plant, therefore making them fruits.  I was curious to know if there are other "vegetables" that  have seeds and grow from a flowering plant, such as cucumbers, squash, watermelons, etc. are also fruits, and YES, they are FRUITS!!  The list also includes peppers, olives, pumpkins, avacados and peapods.

There is so much to learn!!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

918 Warm Welcome

Beautiful tulips welcomed us to our Florida family's home earlier this month.  I love tulips because they change every day.  Did you know that tulips grow after they've been cut?  It's really amazing.  I love when the tulips drape over the vase like these did.  I photographed them laying on the floor and looking up.

917 Old Buoys Club

I have painted this image a couple of times and never tire of it.  "It's never the same painting twice." This painting will be at The Edgewood Orchard Galleries beginning in May.

Friday, March 1, 2019

916 What's Up Doc?

These multi-colored carrots are so delicious that I couldn't resist eating them.  I had to buy more from Whole Foods to complete my still life.  The inside of the burgundy ones are such a bright, beautiful color.  Yum.

I've been learning so much about color from Patti Mollica's online class, which just finished.  She is one heck of an artist and an excellent teacher too.  I will try to post a few of the paintings I made during the five weeks.