11x14 oil on canvas
This painting of a yellow pepper cut in half was created a few months ago and has been stashed away in my studio... it may not leave my collection, at least not for a while. After doing research on the history of capsicum annuum I painted this piece to evoke and symbolize the rich and bloody history of the conquest of the New World. Along with gold bullion and the well guarded secret of a new source for red dye the Spanish fleet carried a new vegetable back to European soil.
(NFS at this time)