Sunday, January 12, 2014

Day 13 - On the Ground

For the next mini-series ended up with "edible ground fruit." I realize that sounds rather dull, awful AND awkward, but did you know there's still much discussion about whether or not a melon is a fruit or a vegetable?  Maybe you remember the "ketchup is a vegetable" war from the 1980's. . .  

My, I-don't-have-the-attention-span for all the details, is going with -- if it's sweet, it's a fruit; if not, it's a veggie.  So that brings us to the awesome Ground Fruit Series.  All I wanted to do was paint a couple of hopefully luscious looking melons without a lot of debate.  Apparently, watermelons are so controversial it cannot be decided what they are!  I guess they are just not sweet enough, besides if you're like me, gotta have a pinch of salt. 

BTW, I don't think there are three ground fruit on the planet.  Let me know if you think of something.   

Geez, art girl, stay calm, and take it one day - one painting at a time!

On the Ground, Take One.

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I LOVE, love, love this painting - the reference photo was so realistic and that's what drew me in (not to mention the opportunity for an extreme 30in30 challenge).  As I painted, decided it would be fun to make it really loose and almost abstract. The photo may look a little glarey 'cause it's still pretty wet and lots of medium to make it really juicy!   What an adventure mixing colors . . . 

Thanks again for reading my blog and for checking out Leslie's other artists here 

Reference photo credits go to Lillian Bell, Honeydew.   


  1. Love this! The colours are wonderful, and I like the way you simplified/abstracted the image.

    1. Donna - thank you so much, it's just great to have one's risks confirmed. That sounds sort of stilted, but you know what I mean - take the leap and the net will appear!

  2. I was so happy to read you love this one. You should - I do too
    Your eye for color and shape is wonderful.

  3. thank you - the photo helps!