Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Wood Crate & Radishes Still Life


Radishes on a Wood Crate – 6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

Over a year ago, I picked up this wood crate on the side of the road. At the time, I chided myself for taking it home, as it was partially broken and blue paint scuff marks were all over the bottom. Well, it has really been a good find, I use it all the time in the studio. I have even become fond of the scuff marks and in the past few still lifes, they have found their way into the paintings.

With this painting I was really fighting nature, as the leaves of the radishes started out pretty crisp and fresh but within 20 minutes they were wilted. I eventually had to prop them up some. Luckily the light shining on the radishes themselves did not affect their flavor. They were super yummy in my dinner’s salad.

9 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Very nice painting Elizabeth. I like that you are using thicker paint and I feel I can reach out and touch the rough texture on the crate.

Laurel Daniel said...

Hey Elizabeth - thanks for checking out my blog! I am happy to find you too, your forms and color are so delightful... I will be staying tuned.

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Carol. Using varied textures and layers does seem to add additional dimension to the painting experience.

Laurel, thanks for stopping by!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Your radishes are really fantastic Liz. Like the amount of paint your gettin' into them! That lovely grey background really sets the colours off!

Jeffrey

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Jeffrey!

Dar Presto said...

This is really terrific. I like the perspective and the depth.
I've done my share of curbside shopping...

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Dar, one never knows where a valuable item can be found... I recently just got a solid walnut desk that was someones unwanted item, and is now my new treasure!

Jeff Hayes said...

great composition - beautiful!
-Jeff

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Jeff, I am glad you dropped by :)