oil on canvas
Your first impression of a glossy thick skinned red pepper is that he/she is pretty sure of themselves and their place in the vegetable kingdom. Its bright red exterior usually takes center stage when mixed with other veggies on a party tray... often the life of the party this colorful extrovert can be mild mannered or a bit hot.
The interior of a pepper is beautiful too, and while taking a closer look you notice that it has a soft vulnerable side as well. Pliable reddish orange flesh surrounds a soft creamy white focal point accented with a multitude of little white lentil shaped seeds... the heart of a pepper reminds us that what we see on the outside is often no indication of what lies within.
Sometimes a new perspective is needed...
Like a book... you shouldn't judge a pepper by its cover.
9x12 oil on canvas