Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Avocado II

The rich reddish brown seed of an avocado is a hidden treasure.  Yes, of course it is the delicious buttery textured flesh of the avocado that contains the nutrients, but it is the glorious sienna coloured skin of the seed that creates most of the beauty of this fruit.  Perhaps the visual appeal comes from the complementary colours... the subtle tones of creamy green and reddish brown.

I love the way the seed looks like it is about to pop out of the painting...

A visual feast... no calories.

10x10 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

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