Friday, April 1, 2011

Bananas


I think that this may need a little more work...unfortunately we ate the bananas. I will let it rest and come back into it later.

18 comments:

Linda Nickles said...

I laughed out loud when I read that you ate the bananas! Great composition . . . I really love the way they're sitting on the plate.

LindaHunt said...

Yeah, pretty stupid to eat the still life. Unfortunately they are dead center in the space...Thanks, for commenting Linda!

carol morgan carmichael said...

I like this piece. Lovely color combination. I am glad you ate your still life. I too often let my things rot.

LindaHunt said...

Hi Carol, thanks for your comment! I usually let mine go to waste, but, the more I stared at them and under the lights they just looked so good...couldn't resist!

Susan E. Roden said...

Nice contrast between the splotchy background and the smooth curvature of the 'nanas. I like!

Stephanie Berry said...

This is great! I think bananas, without exception, are the hardest fruit to paint. I think it's the subtle yellows?

Linda Popple said...

Your colors are lovely! I like the soft pinks in the bananas and the blues in the background. Good fruit is hard to resist .... as I know! :)

Marie Theron said...

I love the colours and textures1 They are your strongest point, Linda! And the composition is perfect!

Jerry Stocks said...

I especially love all the shades of yellow and the dots showing through the plate. Glad you had a banana feast. My youngest grandson loves them.

LindaHunt said...

Stephanie, Linda, and Jerry, thank you for your comments. I agree with you Stephanie bananas are very difficult for me to paint. I am working on trying to incorporate more color into areas of color...does that make any sense?

LindaHunt said...

Marie, thank you... I love to make marks, colorful one! :)

Karen Martin Sampson said...

I'm not convinced that this lovely painting needs anything else! It has the total feel of bananas and how the light is hitting them. I quite like painting bananas...haven't done so in a while so now I might be inspired to try some again.

LindaHunt said...

Karen, it is finished I need to change the text! Thank you for your comment. I bought more bananas and I want to try again...maybe I'll learn to love it!

mary maxam said...

the subtle values and dotted background really create terrific interest and variety. very nice

LindaHunt said...

Thank you, Mary...I wasn't sure about the background until it just happened. I like it when that kind of thing happens.

Denise Rose said...

Linda, I would not change a thing. I love it and the background is just a perfect contrast in my eyes for the yellow bananas. It looks fresh and not overworked, which I tend to do all the time. Maybe I should start eating my set ups too (as long as they are not bottles or flowers)!

Kathy Cousart said...

Linda,
These bananas are wonderful. Really like that stronger yellow which is the focal point against the softer values and the pinkish color. These have a fresh graphic quality that is really great against the loose fun background.

Lorraine Shirkus said...

I really like this . . . the perspectivem the subtle yellows and all you've left unsaid.