Thursday, October 20, 2011

Brussels Sprout Basket SOLD




















oil on canvas panel 6x6 inches

At Trader Joe's the other day I saw something I'd never seen before; fresh Brussels sprouts on the stalk. The thing was about 24 inches long! Still life material! We cut them off and steamed them for company, but I still had quite a few left for painting. The basket lit from the side adds contrast of light and shadow. I used a lot of transparent red oxide because even in shadow it had a reddish glow. I love that color and use it a lot.

This afternoon I painted in Tustin. Hope to post that tomorrow if I have time and can get a good shot of it.

6 comments:

  1. Great job. These are my husband's favorite vegetable. I keep avoiding painting them.

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  2. I love the composition and how the basket is cropped into the piece. Very strong arrangement!

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  3. Your sprouts are just spectacular:) I saw the same thing in Trader Joe's here awhile back and was just shocked...could not believe they really come on a stalk like that:) Gorgeous job on all the little shifts in the greens. Hope all went well in Tustin- can't wait to see!!

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  4. Even though I live in Beaufort, SC, we were in Trader Joe's in Sonoma, CA this past Friday and saw the brussel sprouts on a stalk. You have captured them beautifully, and I love the use of the red oxide. Great painting!!!

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  5. You are the second person today to recommend transparent red oxide. I've used it only as an underpainting, never to paint with. I think now that I'll have to add it to my palette.

    Great job on this one, by the way. Love the basket!

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  6. Nice to meet you. This is lovely!

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