"Kiwano Fruit" oil, 5x7", $100
I know this is out of order, but I hope you can go along with my shake up of the calendar. I decided to take the leap of daily paintings and chose this Kiwano fruit. I had bought the Kiwano to add to a fruit salad for my daughter's birthday. When I cut it open, we tasted it, and decided that it was a definite NO to the salad! It tasted kind of like a jellied cucumber. But it is a gorgeous, tropical-looking fruit, that looks a lot like a Blow fish. It was probably not the easiest item to start with, but it was such an unusual piece, that I wanted to try.
What I aim towards with most of my paintings is to create the colors and light that represents luminosity. I don't feel that I got it with this piece, but the idea was also to create the daily paintings "ala prima", all in one sitting.