Friday, February 08, 2008

Avocados 4 for $1


Another fruit in the series for a Wet Canvas exchange. I like the way these turned out, the colors, shadow just worked on this one. I love avocados, we had huge trees of them where I used to live, they produced lots of avocados each year. They all seemed to be ready to pick at the same time which was late Nov. to Dec. It was great extra money as people would stop and get 4 for a dollar. We often couldn't reach the ones at the top of the tree so when the wind blew it sounded like bombs hitting the house. They would hit the roof and then roll all the way down till, pluck, right onto the cement. The dogs looked at this event with much anticipation, since to them it was manna from the Gods!

13 comments:

starrgirl's world said...

I just love your fruit series. These look so yummy I can almost taste them. And I cannot imagine an abundance of avocados. What bliss!

Lin said...

Another GORGEOUS fruit, Desiree!!! I LOVE the shadows on the front of the cut fruit -- so challening to get right -- beautiful work!

Nature and Me said...

The textures and shadows are out-standing. Excellent work.

Ai said...

They look so yummy. It is one of my favorite. A small avocado is about 1 dollar here in Thailand (but most Thai people earn six time less than Americans). So it is expensive here. My eyes enjoy your fruit treat very much.

Teri C said...

Another great painting for some lucky person! Wish I was in your postcard exchange.:)

E-J said...

Terrific shadows and texture.

Ann said...

I love this painting! The light and color-it's gorgeous :)

Desiree said...

Thanks for all the nice comments, I love to hear from all of you! It makes me whole day.

seesue said...

I too must say, "I LOVE your fruit series!! How did you manage to leave such well placed whites! with amazing great talent I suppose is the answer here.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Beautiful. Wow. Fantastic colour and texture.

no way said...

Wow! These are beautiful! Great color and texture in the skin. And four for a dollar? Unheard of in Chicago. It makes for an expensive addiion to your sandwich.

Arty Velarde said...

Wow you did a beautiful job on these. I like your lost and found edges. the area on the left is nicely done with the soft edge and then the thin light line.
Cool beans.

juj said...

WOW! These are beautiful! The textures and the color and loose washes (yet with such detail!).. just lovely

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