Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eggplant from Travis - SOLD

This is an eggplant from my nephew's garden. It sported a beautiful shape and colour and I had to get it down on canvas. The challenge with eggplants is getting the value and colour shifts on all that gorgeous deep-purple skin. Note to Sandra: he doesn't grow celery, or else I would have tried it...lol But I promise to try it soon ; ) 
6" x 6" / oil on archival panel / SOLD

7 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

Beautiful, Kim. Love the composition. Terrific values and highlights on the purple. And the greens range from deep almost black to a bright yellow green. Beautiful!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Kim, I've never seen an eggplant look better:) Love the background color really makes the whole thing very contemporary. My 5 yr old had a garden last year. He was the most passionate gardener I've met. This year we had such a drought we couldn't get very much going, maybe next year:)

Barbara M. said...

Wonderful eggplant -- I love them. I saw a painting of the Queen in Fredericton, that dealt with this same deep-purple (well actually it might have been deep deep blue), and I think you've done a superb job. So what's next? The Queen?

XO Barbara

Julie Hill said...

well done Kim...yes well done! love your brush strokes here, as usual!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love this one Kim!

Sandra said...

Lol! I've put on 3lbs since folloing your blog! Bring on the veggies because I just can't resist raiding the cupboards when you paint your cakes! We call these Aubergines in the UK. I love them roasted. Mmmmm... And a lovely painting too :0)

Kim said...

Aubergine sounds so much more elegant ; ) I think more people would love them if that's we called them...lol. I love them grilled too - with Provolone on top. Thanks everyone!