Monday, March 2, 2009

Turnip

6"x6" oil/hangable panel

Did a study of a turnip and tried to capture the root vegetable quality of this subject. Kept it dirty as if freshly pulled from the ground. The benefits of eating root veggies are many. I wonder what the benefits of painting them are?

4 comments:

Loriann Signori said...

The benefits of painting root vegetables like that are many... probably more than eating them. Beautiful earthy color and delicious strokes.

Karen said...

Oh I know, I know! We painted them in still life class to study a 2-toned form in light...how to keep the light part in the dark darker (or as dark as) the dark part in the light. Mine are about a month or so ago. Check out Susan Hong-Sammons too...they're wonderful.
But, yours is done with the knife, which makes it even better. Love the paint.

Jala Pfaff said...

Excellent job! It really captures that quality you were after.
Because I don't like turnips, I can safely say that the benefits of painting them far outstrips those of eating them.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Loriann, I'll check your blog now

Thanks for the info Karen. Susan's stuff is nice. I see you share similar styles. I'll bet it's fun painting together.

Hey Jala. After doing another painting of this turnip I ate it raw with horseradish. Talk sbout a blood thinner! I like suffering and that combo fit the bill.