Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Ohhhh to be a Pomegranate" 9x12 framed oil




9x12 framed, oil, sold

Aren't pomegranates fun? Not only do they hold inside them a wonder juicy delight to the taste buds, but they look really neat. They have a thick armor that protects the fruit and is hard to the touch. Their color is festive and wonderful this time of year.
So red is a challenge for me, so paint red and get through it I say. It tells me it's red and not pink and orange and coral and burgundy and lavender. It is all in my head and not my eyes. Trust is huge and letting go to mix and apply paint doesn't happen easily. I'm still working on it.






9 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Wow Dori, I love these! The planes on the pomegranates are beautiful!!

Karen said...

Holy cow, Dori, what have you been studying over here lately to get yourself to make strokes like that?! relly cool composition too.

Hillary Miller said...

I just want to pick 'em up and eat 'em!

Marian Fortunati said...

I like the angular way you've painted these... Love the colors too!

LSaeta said...

Dori - This painting is perfect! That's all I can say ...

Cathyann said...

I think this is very well constructed and painted. The color red appears very true on my computer...Lovely,Dori! These are my favorite fruits to paint, fresh or dried; an interesting fruit.

Edward Burton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Dori!

Sheila said...

These are awesome! makes me want to buy, paint and then eat them! I love the composition of this image too.

Gwen Bell said...

Great dramatic lighting. Pomegranates are so difficult but you painted the angles and shapes to perfection!