Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dragon fruit on saucer - SOLD

What a fantastic looking fruit! Very tropical and exotic looking to a Canadian in March : ) Lush and fun to paint. My first attempt was yesterday and it had to be wiped down. Today I settled down and approached it more calmly and got the result I was hoping for. Tonight we're going to eat it : ) I've never tried this fruit before - I'll report back tomorrow.
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

17 comments:

Ray said...

Well done , it rests nicely on that dessert plate.

You'll have to tell us if it tastes as good as it looks.
What is the outer texture like? And more importantly, texture and flavor of the inner, but that'll have to wait until tonight.

Kerri Settle said...

I've never tried it either, but it looks intriguing. Those cool blues against the reds work really well!

Linda said...

I really like the colors in this piece. Very nice!

I've seen dragon fruit in the grocery store, but have never tried it. Looking forward to your comments on it!

Debra said...

Fantastic looking fruit AND fantastic looking painting Kim - Love it!

Mary Anne Cary said...

You are getting better and better, your diligence is paying off. Great work!!!

Jala Pfaff said...

This is great, very lively color work.
I don't know this fruit. I'll look forward to hearing what it tastes like. (Though I'm assuming it was imported from someplace more tropical than Canada, and may have suffered in transport.)

Stephen Parker said...

Hi, Kim. This is beautiful. The muted colors of the dragon fruit against the more iridescent blue look great together. And the modeling of the plate are terrific.

I also really enjoyed your canyon pieces. Great job.

Starr said...

Always thought that was a pretty cool looking fruit... you did it justice :)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I did a dragon fruit several months ago. The inside of the fruit is as interesting as the outside! You did a great job on it and that killer plate! How did you get the perfect shape on that plate???

Kim said...

Thank you everyone! And Carol...yes, thanks for noticing! lol I don't know - it just came. All my practice on ellipses is starting to pay off? (!)

Pam Holnback said...

Beautiful colors and composition.

Marike said...

Really like the colours , Kim!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Yes Kim! Whatever you are doing, keep doing it. This is exquisite! Very dynamic, interesting brushwork and great colors. LOVE!

Gwen Bell said...

Exotic indeed! Love your colors and the quick look. The dappled places around the stem and on the plate are my favorite parts. Hope it tastes as delicious as it looks!

Lisa Riehl said...

Great painting! Lovely work as ever! I have to try this fruit now, esp after seeing the inside in your next painting...

Dennis Dame said...

Just discovered your artwork, great job on the color for this piece! The blue is perfect! Great job!

Kim said...

Thanks!!