Thursday, October 29, 2009

No. 101. Strawberries Loose

Summer is ancient history and autumn is just about over too, depending on your calendar. What am I supposed to paint? Sweet Chestnuts? Turnips? Seasonal vegetables -seasonal studies.

I stood in the garden, darkness all around and gazed back into the kitchen where my eldest girl was washing up the supper things, bathed in warm light. The whole scene was a nocturne, with the contrast between the warm interior and the cool darkened exterior, with the silhouette of the house against the Prussian blue night. So will this be my next large composition?

Nothing at all to do with this little study -but perhaps it'll feed into the doing of my next big painting.

Oils on 6"x 6" gessoed board.Costs €135 including frame [postage, packing included for customers in Ireland]


Linny D. Vine said...

Your berries are edible and incredible!

Kevo said...

Thanks Linny! It's always very gratifying to have such positive comments. By the way, I've replaced this blog and my other illustration-related blog with a kind of all-encompassing blog on my new web site: You're very welcome to subscribe! All the best and have a happy new year, Kevin