Thursday, June 24, 2010

SWEET PERSIMMON SOLD


I have read somewhere that persimmons were used as a way of predicting how hard or mild the following winter would be. The farmer would slice the seed in half and the shape of the core of the seed would indicate what the winter would be like.

6X6 inches
oil
Raymar canvas panel (archival)

6 comments:

Lisa Daria said...

Great subject you chose - persimmons remind of that Chinese painting, Six Persimmons, one of my all time favorites!!!

I love how you put the light blue near the color of the persimmon and how it reflects on the surface - and that grayish purple - really nice coloration.

Dana Cooper said...

Never had a persimmons, you make it look delicious...I love your brush work!

Marie Theron said...

How clever, I am glad persimmons are no longer an exotic fruit and freely available. I love it in tomato salad. Thank you for sharing the names of your reds with me, Linda! I must try them out. Watch out for some 'perm red deep' in my next two paintings...

Becky Joy said...

Linda Very nice brushwork and subtle color shifts. Oops, I left the "f" out for a minute. Glad I caught it.

Karen Bruson said...

Nice color and brushwork.

Carolyn Finnell said...

I agree with Lisa, the blue in the shadow areas make the oranges of the persimmon really stand out. I love that your brushwork in the background is as exciting as the brushwork on the main subject.