Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pepper Tree #1

Yes I am still painting peppers! My friend Rick brought me this beautiful pepper plant, perfectly shaped, loaded with peppers of every size and color. I was enchanted! All the paintings I would do were dancing in my mind, every way I turned the plant a new idea came to mind. Oh how the best laid plans of women and mice are thrown to the wind when Bad Albert is around. For those of you who do not know, Bad Albert is my cat. Now when he first came to live with me his name was just Albert, but as time has passed his name has grown to be Bad Albert, love him dearly but he really is a bad Albert. The first night the pepper tree was dumped over and all but one branch was broken off. I was able to get three 5 x 5 x 1-1/2" paintings done using the broken branches as models. 
Still using the gallery wrapped canvases that are 1-1/2" thick and continuing the painting down the sides. The first one I did like this was just an experiment but I really liked how the painting seemed to get a 3D look from an angle, so now all the pepper paintings  are done this way. I got to use every tube of red and yellow paint that I own in these pepper paintings, now how fun is that!! Hope you enjoy these pepper paintings as much as I enjoyed painting them!

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