Wednesday, April 15, 2009

EGGPLANTS - a watercolor original


                    "EGGPLANTS"
       6.5 inches  x 8.5 inches unframed
       300 lb. Arches watercolor paper

A couple of weeks ago, I went grocery shopping at Costco. When I go to Costco, most of my grocery bill is from fresh fruits and veggies. This trip they had these baby eggplants which were just at their peak. They were "gorgeous" - if you can call a vegetable gorgeous! I love it when I can paint something and then eat it... yummy!

I am loving how true the colors turn out when I am able to scan a painting like this one! 

Contact me if you are interested in purchasing this jewel of a painting: jogiesbrecht@gmail.com

12 comments:

Kim said...

Sweet! (If you can call veggies sweet!)

Joanne said...

Thanks Kim - and yes! some veggies are sweet! :-)

theresamillerwatercolors said...

So beautiful! The purple skin is shining and alive! And you are a healthy lady, eating your vegetables...

Cynthia said...

You use the most bright and vibrant colors in your paintings. Just beautiful!

Joanne said...

Thanks, Theresa, for the comment. I do try to eat lots of veggies - and I actually ENJOY them! :-) lol

Joanne said...

Cynthia,
Thank you for your support... you are too kind!

Michelle said...

I love the glossy surface and those rich purple hues. Beautiful!

Joanne said...

Thanks, Michelle! It was fun to create that eggplant purple color with my paints! Did I ever tell you that I LOVE color???? :-)

Paz said...

These ARE gorgeous. Wonderful painting. They look so real, makes me hungry.

Paz

P.S. did you make anything with the eggplants afterwards?

Joanne said...

Thank you Paz! We love roasted veggies, so peppers, eggplants, garlic and tomatoes often end up accompanying whatever meat we might be having for supper! Unfortunately, we don't often have onion as it causes my husband to get migraine headaches... but we survive without! :-)

bonnieluria said...

What a splendid rendering of eggplants. You really showed off their shiny, leathery skins so well.
They're great subjects for painting and equally, for roasting.
Can't say the same about live models!

Joanne said...

Hi Bonnie!
Glad you like the painting! Yes - live models won't just sit there and not move while you paint them, plus I have found they can be a bit tough!!! Thanks for the visit. :-)