Monday, August 23, 2010

Three Minis

Mini eggplant are soooooo cute!  I just wanted to pinch their little cheeks.  Otherwise known as Aubergine, this member of the nightshade family has many health benefits.  But along with the benefits, comes an interesting fact: Eggplant contains nicotine, that's right, nicotine!
However, you would have to consume about 20 regular size eggplants in order to ingest the same amount of nicotine as one cigarette.

10x10 oil on canvas


Kelley Sanford said...

You nailed that aubergine color. Interesting facts, thanks for sharing and a lovely painting.

Mary Anne Cary said...

Great colors and highlights in this, Kim! Very nice!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Lovely vibrant colors. Love the turquoise background and contrasting stripes.

Dusty Pines said...

these are delightful - the colors/shadows/highlights all describe them so well - such glowing little gems! thank you!

Susan E. Roden said...

Voluptuous Kim! Beautiful purples too.

Who would have ever known of the nicotine?