This peach smelled great while I was painting it.
So miniature eggplants are good for cooking. They’re not bitter, and you don’t have to soak them in salt water. This is also true of Japanese eggplants, by the way.
Food lesson over!
They are also fun to paint.
My favorite kind of still life is the pantry scene, of humble food objects in a peaceful setting. I think when those paintings are successful, they turn into a type of poem about being in that moment, kind of a Zen thing. Yet they preserve that moment, and make it timeless.
When people talk about being right brained, and when they talk about meditation, that’s what I think they mean, finding that calm, golden feeling.
The bread here is home made by the way- a home made ciabatta.
Two peaches on the shelf, with a drawing taped to the wall behind. I like organic still life compositions, where the painting just grows out of whatever objects happen to be on the table.
I’ve got away from that idea recently, but I’d like to go back to it.
Update: You know what, I think these were actually nectarines. They weren’t fuzzy, they were slightly shiny, and they were more orange in color. They sold them as peaches though.
Peach Painting is for sale.
Painting these peaches was a race against time and breakfast.
Peaches Still Life Painting is for sale.
Original still life oil painting of a clove of garlic.
Still Life With Garlic is for sale.