Monday, January 10, 2011

A Bit Askew, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Propped a bit off center, this avocado is definitely a bit askew.  Rich creamy flesh, hugging a fat reddish brown seed, creates a plump piece of fruit that may not stand up straight when leaning against tin foil.  This half slid a bit forwards and to the right as I snapped my reference photos, but I liked the way it found its own center of gravity...

I'll pass along one beauty treatment that I read about that is supposed to eliminate under-eye puffiness...
Peel an avocado, remove the pit, and slice a half into 1/4 inch crescents.  Lie down, secure a few slices under each eye, and rest for 20 minutes.  The result is supposed to be corrective magic!

I may save a few slices from my lunch tomorrow and give it a try...

SOLD
10x8 oil on canvas

3 comments:

Gwen Bell said...

Your avocados always look like I could scoop it right off of the screen...Yummy!

carol morgan carmichael said...

I can not believe how realistic this avocado is. The flesh is incredible. Pit too. great.

Kathy Cousart said...

I like "a bit askew" and the composition works. The greens in the avocado are wonderful. Love the highlight on the pit.
I thought about you the other day- found some cool reflective fabric for still life's- its fun:)