Thursday, July 5, 2018

Avocado on Orange

Avocado on Orange
9 x 12
Pastel on Sennelier La Carte in Van Dyke Brown
This is the other replacement painting for my show inventory. These replace the previous avocados (Avocado Slices) that sold. In this one, as I composed my cutting board, I tried many variations. The initial one had the pit in the avocado and the skin with a spoon. I took a few shots of that and just didn't "feel it". So, I decided to try pit out and the knife and just forget how the slices came out of the shell and for that matter where the skin went!

Food prep in real life is quite the adventure with me. I'm always seeing paintings in my head. So sometimes, mid food prep, I have to stop and go get my phone to take pictures. Or, I may rearrange what I've just prepared. Then, there is the whole issue with the significant other rummaging in the refrigerator and I have to say "You can't eat THAT! it's for a painting." 

So many lovely things to paint from the grocery store right now. Further, that made me remember, I need to take my artist on a date to the farmers market!


  1. Dear Anna discovered your blog visiting Alice Jo Webb...your pastels are lovely. Love the quarter theme. The tomatoes from the previous post are looking good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Debbie! Sorry it's taken me so long to reply....