Sunday, July 6, 2014

Yellow Gold, oil painting by Kim Blair

Yellow Gold
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) 

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