Sunday, February 1, 2009

Strawberry Still Life Painting


Strawberry – 6" x 6" – Oil on Canvas Panel – SOLD

This weekend strawberries were on sale for 99¢ each container. So I picked up a few for a change in what fruit we will have for this work week. As I was cleaning and chopping them for future use I kept my eye out for a particularly picturesque strawberry – one with a lovely rosy red and a great top of leaves.

I found this perfect strawberry. Instead of painting it with other items I really zoomed in on it. Painting in the little seeds was a little obsessive-compulsive, so after getting a little heavy handed with them I knocked some down and switched my focus to the form of the strawberry. I like paintings that look like paintings, not a paint-by-number accuracy that takes away the human investigation.

4 comments:

Linny D. Vine said...

Wonderful, very berry but painterly, too!

E. Floyd said...

Linny thanks for stopping by. Very berry and fun this painting was!

A said...

You NAILED this one. It just glows from within and the slight rosy tint to the shadow is perfect. I love watching you get better at this every day. I'm so glad you're sharing the journey with the blogosphere.

E. Floyd said...

Hey "A" thanks for your comments! The blogosphere has been such a wonderful way the share and interact with others. Thanks for being a part of my journey! Liz