Every now and then I paint up a batch of fruits or vegetables for the Orange Arts Center in Orange, Virginia.
They are 9″ x 9″, painted on stretched canvas. The sides are 1-1/4″ deep. The photos show how I extend the image around the sides. They could be framed, but they don’t need to be.
I titled the group “Fruit Party”.
So, individually, there is ‘Apples Party’, ‘Blueberries Party’, ‘Cantaloupe Party’, ‘Cherries Party’…
‘Grapes Party’, ‘Lemons Party’, ‘Peaches Party’, ‘Pineapple Party’, ‘Pomegranate Party’ and ‘Raspberries Party’.
With the ten of them finished and grouped together, they looked like a bright festive party!
They are definitely more contemporary than traditional food still lifes…
painted in acrylic with the addition of texturing compound on the fruits…
and a little embedded painted paper in the background.
Here they are sitting all together on the floor, ready to go –
having a party!