Monday, October 19, 2009

Cut Pomegranate

"Cut Pomegranate, Three Arils and Crown"

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5"x 7" Oil on gessoed board.

The loose approach to this subject is a departure from my last two pieces. Wow was this a challenge! I wiped and painted the background several times until the color worked, and those arils ( juicy sacs containing the seeds) were painted until too much paint on the board, scraped and painted some more. My favorite part is the foreground containing the three arils which I painted first and in about ten minutes. That's the way it goes sometimes. For now I'm really really done with pomegranates!

3 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I think I like best how you captured those arils spilling out the top of the pomegranate. This looks simply yummy!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Nice job on this Marilyn. Having painted arils (I just learned what those are called...thanks) I understand how hard they are to paint. Give yourself a big pat on the back!

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Marilyn - I LOVE pomegranates.