Friday, February 19, 2010

Avocado on a Red Plate

That red plate keeps showing up in my paintings... I suppose I should confess that it seems to be creating another series.  Those darn series are popping up everywhere, and I keep switching between them all so as not to get bored with one idea or theme.
Avocado on a Red Plate is sitting on an orange/red toned table top (which sprang from my 'imagination', often known by its other name, 'artistic license') because I wanted warm colours to be dominate in this painting to highlight the cooler green tones of  the avocado focal point.

Props and reference material are often jumping off points for artists, we can tweak things here and there to suit our needs, in order to come closer to creating our vision.

10x10 oil on canvas.


Mary Anne Cary said...

Love your avacados, Kim! You do them so well, shows you that there are lots of views from one subject. Great colors!

Pat Koscienski said...

Great painting, Kim. I have nominated you for an award - please stop by my blogspot and pick it up.