Monday, February 2, 2009
8"x8" oil/ceramic tile
Today I went to three different grocery stores and not one had any yellow tomatoes. The dissapointment was crushing but I had to make do. The closest thing I could find were these yellow peppers. I set them up and shut off the lights. Hoping to get that glow again, I turned on the subject light and bam! More dissapointment. Shook off the misery and concentrated on my subject. Peppers have a heavier waxy feel and many shoulder lobes. In fact I'd say they are mostly shoulders. Resisting the temptation to accurately depict these facts I went with suggestion. Painting rapidly as if outdoors I went with my vision in conjunction with my gut. I'm posting the image without really studying it.