Saturday, December 11, 2010

White Cup and Persimmon


In this painting I was working with several objectives. I tried gessoboard and I have got to give a big hand to anyone that can paint on this. I had quite a time because I am used to the tooth of canvas. It was my intent to paint with grays and produce a white cup. It was challenging. I painted the persimmon one more time. I did find out how to eat this variety. I took out the core and peeded it and sliced the fruit and ate it that way. It was a subtle taste and sweet. It was really good!

6x6 INCHES
OIL
Ampersand Gessoboard

12 comments:

Susan E. Roden said...

Fine job Linda - especially love the reflection onto the mug and handling of the whites.
Never ate a persimmon, but now think I would like to try.

C. k. Agathocleous said...

lush!

Kathy Cousart said...

Linda,
I like this- you did good. I love the persimmon and the reflection on the nice white cup! I just went to Trader Joe's and they are ordering some persimmons so I can paint them. Can't wait.
I did not like the gessoboard first time I tried it- now, I love it. Give it another chance.

carol morgan carmichael said...

I like this combination and all the yummy, thick paint you used. I kind of go back and forth with the panels and linen canvas. Like both but my style seems to change a bit depending on what surface I am painting.

Jerry Stocks said...

Fabulous painting!!!

Pam Holnback said...

Great reflections!

Linda Popple said...

Love all your "whites" and the oranges in the persimmon. Beautiful!

Marian Fortunati said...

Great little painting!!

My husband likes the "hard" persimmons... he calls them cache... (ka ke). I think that's what you've got in the painting...

You've done a beautiful job of this.

Marie Theron said...

Persimmons are so nice in a veggie salad!Do you also put fruit in veggie salads? I love this painting and the creamy textures, Linda!

Susan Roux said...

What a juicy orange stripe going up your cup! Such an eye-catcher.

Lori Bonanni said...

Great job on this despite your difficulty with gessoboard. I have not had any luck either with gessoboard although I still have a few pieces left and am going to add a few coats of gesso to see if that will give it more tooth.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Fabulous color and value. It takes a bit of getting used to but I like the smoothness of Gesso board.