Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dragonfruit


I was at my favorite Asian Market and what did I see? Dragonfruit! I had never seen fresh dragonfruit before. I'm sure I looked pretty strange holding each fruit up and turning it around like I was inspecting a fine gem but I want to get the most interesting looking pieces. This is the first attempt. I may do a couple more.




8x6 oil on Raymar art panel
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19 comments:

Marie Theron said...

I love the way you have turned the image into an abstract painting. The fruit are lovely, I wish I had a bowlful of them!

Mary said...

A lovely, fresh vision, in every way :>), Sheila. This piece has wonderful vitality and color--thanks for sharing it.

Starr said...

I've always loved the way these things looked, and you did a fantastic job :)

Hellenne Vermillion said...

The colors are awesome! Beautiful painting.

Anthony Duce said...

The painting as a painting is great, even more interesting than the fruit itself.

Jala Pfaff said...

Gorgeous painting!
What does dragonfruit taste like??

Linny D. Vine said...

Wonderful, Sheila! A magical, musical piece!

Sheila said...

Jala, I tasted these for the first time and it was like eating very mild [hardly much flavor] strawberries because of all the tiny seeds. I plan to paint a cut open one next.

Kim said...

Shelia, I think this may be my favourite painting of yours yet. It is so expressively painted. Beautifully seen!

Sheila Estep said...

Wow, popping color, love it!
What's it taste like?

dominique eichi said...

Love the abstract feel it has with great radiant colors.

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh my! I wonder what these taste like! Your piece is beautiful, Sheila and has amazing color detail.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

That's a cool painting. Very abstract with great color. I love the photo although they look a little scary.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Great colors Sheila! Is this for the DPW challenge? It looks just like what Carol wanted everyone to do with their color mixing. What a fun subject to paint.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Your brushwork is soooo expressive and dynamic, lovely!!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I just saw these fabulous fruits yesterday for the first time. Great color and design.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

What an excellent painting. The flowing design and strong color make it a wonderful work. Nice job.

Dean H. said...

What a great free flowing painting, Sheila! Looks as though you have found a fine subject for artistic exploration!

suzanneberry said...

excellent brush and color work! i love the colors mingling and dancing with each other!