What’s could be better than triangular fruit on a square plate! I just love the way light sneaks through watermelon unlike other subjects – it’s not translucent nor opaque but some mysterious place in between. How lovely to have such variety in life. This was both fun and frustrating to paint. I hope to do more in the future.
One of my fondest childhood memories was the “watermelon dress.” Growing up with a brother and three sisters – there were a lot of hand-me-downs (clothes, toys, furniture, etc.). That has to be an ancient term. I wonder what it is called now. Gently-used-pre-re-cycle-wear or something like that. Ha, ha. At any rate, it was a great dress – starchy white and dark green with big bold, appliqué watermelon slices on it. All the girls got to wear it and you can see it was a favorite when you look through any family photo album. Funny how some things just stick with you for a lifetime. I cannot think about watermelon without thinking about the dress and I bet my three sisters are the same! Normal people probably just think watermelon means it is finally summertime!
Enjoy, life is joy we make one moment at a time.