Fruit Salad



This still life features pears, plums, bananas, and tangelos.  One of the most important features in this painting is the reflected light.  The banana has an orange reflection from the tangelo.  The bottom of the tangelo has a reflection from the plate.  Each fruit has a highlight  on it’s right side and the shadow side is on the left.  There are complementary colors (red and green)  and different shapes and sizes which add interest.

The owner of this painting hung this in her formal dining room, and the color of the paint in her room was chosen to fit this picture.

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June 15, 2008

Larraine @ 7:10 pm #

NOW you’ve really got me CRAVING a fruit salad!!!

Jennifer @ 9:00 pm #

This is my favorite still life ever! It is so much more impressive in person. I believe it was all done with a knife, not a brush and the painting is so interesting and textured. The colors are wonderful. This is definitely NOT a boring still life!

June 16, 2008

Christine @ 5:02 pm #

I am absolutely jealous of the owner of this painting. It is such a fun still life. I love the vibrant colors of the fruit and the beautiful green background.

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