6 Contemporary Fruit Paintings for the Local Harvest show at Orange Art Center

In addition to wineries, here in central Virginia, there a quite a few orchards including peaches and apples as well as yummy berry farms. This year at the Arts Center in Orange Virginia I decided to create paintings that are a little more contemporary, including some of my favorite fruits from California. I love tradition, but I’m more captivated by a striking splash of rich color on a kitchen wall. The six paintings below include texturing compound and acrylics with pinches of gold leaf, iridescence and collage. Each is 9″ x 9″ on canvas and gallery wrapped (meaning that the image wraps around the edges) so it’s not necessary to frame them. Opening reception is Thursday, August 1, 5-7pm, with show dates of August 1 – September 28, 2013, at  The Arts Center In Orange – 129 East Main Street, Orange, VA. Hope to see you at the reception.

Painting of Avocado        Contemporary Pears

Contemporary Peaches       Contemporry Plums

Contemporary Apples     Contemporary Kiwi


About kriegart

I am Susan Krieg, Mixed Media Artist, since 1989 when I first started working as a water colorist for Accent Graphics. I've lived on the West Coast, the East Coast, the Midwest and the Southwest, and currently in rural Virginia. I studied art at Cal College of the Arts in SF and The Art Students League in NYC. I am influenced by Modigiliani, Picasso, Lempicka, Dunand and a million other things.
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6 Responses to 6 Contemporary Fruit Paintings for the Local Harvest show at Orange Art Center

  1. Shari says:

    These are beautiful, Susan! Wish I could come for the reception.

  2. Excellent work. I like the contemporary, modern flair. I hope you sell everything.

  3. Tracey Robertson says:

    Absolutely LOVE your contemporary fruit art paintings and wish I had more! 😉

  4. William Wight says:

    My God you have such huge tallent! I never eat at 3:00Am but you are making me hungry. I love how you use color.

  5. jhooven222@aol.com says:

    Hello Susan,

    Great to hear from you.

    Your beautiful painting still hangs in our Living Room.

    We get so many nice compliments about it. You are just a wonderful Artist!

    Hope you are doing well.

    Best wishes.

    Joe & Janet Hooven

    • kriegart says:

      Hi Joe and Janet,
      I’m glad we can keep in touch over the years. I am well in Charlottesville, VA where I have two grand daughters (6&7yrs old) to enjoy. The goal however is to get back to CA sometime. My best wishes to you.
      Susan Krieg

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