Thursday, October 7, 2010
What color is an eggplant?
These are Japanese eggplants I got at the local supermarket. In Texas the premier supermarket is H.E.B. They are local, and they have the freshest, most beautiful produce!
I set up these on a white ground, and I put a piece of yellow paper on the left, out of the painting. The yellow reflected in the shadow of the eggplants. There were lots of purples and magentas visible, but I was surprised to see turquoise in one of the planes of the top one.
I'm not pleased with the stems and leaves. I still haven't figured out how to paint a leaf. But I kinda like the eggplants.
My blogging friend Jean Townsend posted a link today to Jeff Mahoney's website. He wrote about the doubts and frustrations that plague painters. It is so disappointing to want to paint something and then not have it come out right. His post is so right on and worth reading! I want to thank Jean for finding it and pointing it out!
8" X 10" oil on canvas panel