January 4, 2010

The Fruits of My Labours - The First Painting of 2010


I think I will rename this one Still Life with Chinese Lanterns and Light-Sucking Black Avocado. Further down is the photo I took it from taken on my window sill in the summer.

13 comments:

Rouchswalwe said...

Yes, I remember this one! Very nice.
Happy New Year, Clever Püpchen!

Giulia said...

I love that photo...I remember it from last year. Beautifully translated into another medium...back to warm teapot. xoxo

Giulia said...

Had to laugh...I just really saw the reference to the light-sucking avocado. :) Oh well.....

Rinkly Rimes said...

You certainly are a CLEVER Pup!

Sandra Leigh said...

But, but, if you change the name, all anyone will ever see in the painting is the avocado, which will suck the viewer in just as it, yeah, okay, sucks the light in. ;>) btw, I like the painting very much.

willow said...

Very nice, Hazel. Your yellow ware bowl is fabulous, btw.

corine said...

Beautiful. Well done!

Einbildungskraft said...

good job!
wow I can hardly keep up with you these days...love the peeks of the house-chen
B

PIGNOUF said...

Fantastic !...:)

Ima Wizer said...

Well, isn't this nice! Wonderfully, beautifully painted....
But, as for the Black avocado, never use black, just don't do it. IF you are standing that close and looking at the still life, rather than a photo, the avocado would not appear as black (photos do that). Ask yourself that each time you are painting from a photo...."would this be that dark?" and then you know the answer will be, "no". Black sucks the life out of any painting.
This from your art teacher.

The Clever Pup said...

Merci Polly. I have an avocado on hand and I will try to remedy the situation.

Ima Wizer said...

Let me see the final result?
xoxo

sallymandy said...

Hazel...how funny. I did not notice the light-sucking avocado until you mentioned it. I'm impressed as I always have been with your painting.