Saturday, January 18, 2014

Prickly Pear Jam

Diane Mannion, Prickly Pear Jam, #19, 3.5x2.5" oil on linen/mounted
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Still Life Objects

A gift some dear friends brought back from out West... finally consumed shortly after being immortalized in paint.  Tasty!  

Sometimes, it's difficult to get around me in the food store if I'm in a still life painting frame of mind.  I stop and stare while imagining what things would look like in paint.  A few jars caught my eye today... pickled peppers, olives!   I'm a fool for colorful, shiny things!

Also ended up with grapes, lemons, and a box of clementines.    Enough inspiration for the week.   
Hunting for still life objects can turn any shopping trip into a great adventure. 





2 comments:

Sandra Kavanaugh said...

I love your painting, beauty in ordinary objects. I laughed all the way through your post. I buy green peppers for Arroz con Pollo and try not to let anybody see me looking for attractive stems!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you so much for leaving a comment, Sandra! I know, food shopping can be a challenge when an artist starts picking at the fresh produce. I feel the same way... don't like anyone watching me select my subjects (folks have no clue!).