Seven More Paintings

I am closing in on my blogiversary and I am keeping up with the painting. I have used up all of my itty bitty canvases. I did not go shopping, so I did a few larger paintings, too. For my first painting of the week, I found some maple “helicopters” in my front yard and brought them to my painting space on the dining room table. I put them on a green cloth and painted them on a tiny canvas. The next one was a lemon I got at the flea market on Saturday. I guess that means Friday was the day I didn’t paint. It’s okay; I doubled up another day. I also picked up two peppers when I was at the flea market and I painted those on Sunday.

Three More Tiny Paintings

Three More Tiny Paintings


The next day, I used a bigger canvas and painted a succulent in a small clay pot. We have a lot of succulents around here; they reproduce like rabbits.
Succulent in Clay Pot

Succulent in Clay Pot


The following day, my daughter needed me to take her to Target, so I browsed the produce department there, looking for something that would be fun to paint. I swear the Bosc pears looked pretty when I picked them up at Target. They don’t look pretty on this canvas.
Three Bosc Pears

Three Bosc Pears


I was so frustrated with the way they turned out that I took my last tiny canvas and I painted one of them again. I think I do like the little painting a bit better than the big one.
One Bosc Pear

One Bosc Pear


Today, my daughter needed to go to Publix. That produce department had plenty of nice vegetables in it, but I was uninspired until my daughter suggested a purple cabbage. Purple. I hadn’t done a purple vegetable in ages. I decided to give it a try. Okay, it’s just a painting of a big, fat purple cabbage, but I like it.
Purple Cabbage

Purple Cabbage


The cabbage is painting number forty-seven. I just need three more to meet my goal. Today is Wednesday and my blogiversary is Sunday. I think I can do this.

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4 thoughts on “Seven More Paintings

  1. fairywebmother

    I believe in YOU! I also believe your pears look yummy! Here’s a little celebration challenge for you. Once you have met your goal, celebrate by painting a basket, or cornucopia filled with all the different vegetables and fruits that you have painted … from memory. Just a thought I had. No pressure, though. Just follow the muse. 🙂

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    1. releaf1954 Post author

      I appreciate the challenge and I may try it, but not from memory. I really like painting from life. It’s kind of magical for me, as if some of the actual life force of the subject ends up on the canvas. I do own a cornucopia, though. I got it to use as a seasonal desk decoration at my old cubicle job. I did lots of desperately creative things trying to make that job bearable.

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