Monday, September 6, 2010

"Spaceship Jack", Kim Rempel, daily painter, Canada

This is one of those things they sell at fruit stands this time of year. Kind of a cross between a pumpkin and a gourd. This one is quite squashed and spaceship-looking. My kids picked it out for me to paint
: ) I was really attracted to the long, twisted stem.
Tonight we watched Escape to Witch Mountain from the 70s. Kids movies were a different breed then: they still had tension, conflicts etc... but not the kind that freaked you out, ya know? From this summer's picks I'd have to say "Despicable Me" was far and away my fave. Okay - I'm digressing. Happy back to school for all the Ontario kids out there!
p.s. Thanks for all the pear tips! I now believe it was a red anjou (thanks Roger) but I am going to go back to store and check. A lot of the pears suggested had some green on them too but this one is solid red.
5"x5"x1" / oil on wrapped canvas / $75




8 comments:

martinealison said...

Très jolis courge... Elles se promènent un peu partout dans les jardins en ce moment... Bises

Dusty Pines said...

i really like the light & shadow in this one, how they define the shapes of the gourdthing & its stem - and especially the reflected light under the stem - very nice! thank you!

Ralph said...

Never seen this kind of vegetable or grown them but I am just sure you have painted it as it is. We have pumkins growing at the plot that are getting bigger and bigger every day.

Sparrowhawk said...

nice subject and beautiful composition! love the colours and the shadow!

Linda Popple said...

This painting brings a smile and I love the title! Your colors are beautiful.

Kim Blair said...

These little gourds are so much fun to paint. Love the stem and the subtle purples in the shadow to accent the rich oranges tones of the skin.
Kim

LindaHunt said...

The depth and lush color in your paintings always draws me right in! Love the shape of this little pumpkin! Great title.

Denise Scaramai said...

just beautiful!

kisses...