Thursday, February 11, 2010

Foiled Avocado I

Foiled Avocado I is obviously half of an avocado, but it is propped up against, and on top of, a sheet of 'tin' foil creating the wavy reflections.  The bits of orange reflected in the background on the upper left are reflections from the rusty orange top I was wearing that day... adding to the tints, tones and shades of grey creating a surreal feeling to this painting.
Tin foil was developed in the late 1800's and was replaced by aluminum in the early 20th century.  Aluminum was found to be more pliable than the original tin foil, plus less likely to transfer any metal taste to the food stored in it. It's popularity grew during WWII, and by 1948 the first aluminum foil containers for cooking and storing food were available to the public.  Whether you call it tin, aluminum or silver foil it all means the same thing today.

Where would my 'foiled' series be without it?

10x8 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

1 comment:

Gwen Bell said...

Fabulous! You really nailed the avocado green and I love the big of pulp rising up. Great highlight and shine!