Friday, November 27, 2009

Asparagus Spears- SOLD

"Thanksgiving Asparagus"

5"x 7" Oil on gessoed board.

Asparagus spears are a bit of a challenge. Those scales are hard to simplify into brush strokes that read correctly, the tendency being to tightly render them. At least it is my tendency. But I love the purples and greens in this vegetable and don't you find it wonderful that the band that binds the spears is always purple!
I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving!


Debbie said...

You did a great job with this challenging subject! I like the subtle greenish reflection in the table top, that's one little detail that you don't notice right away, but really adds alot!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

beautiful Marilyn...I love asparagus and I love this painting!