Posts Tagged ‘grapefruit’

Peeled Grapefruit

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Peeled Grapefruit Painting Realistic

Peeled Grapefruit
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 7 x 5 inches — 18 x 13 cm
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Here’s another painting of one of my most favorite subjects — peeled citrus fruits. I never get tired of painting them and this grapefruit especially was a lot of fun to do.

I spent several days visiting relatives in the countryside last week. I can’t wait to paint some landscapes from the pictures that I took there! Here are a few photos:

Photo - Farm Scene of Rice Fields

Photo: Farm Scene | Most of the tall grasses were brown and dried but the paddies were already planted full of rice!

Photo - Makahiya - Touch Me Not Flower

Photo: The “Makahiya” or “Touch Me Not” Flower | A plant which closes its leaves when touched. It’s too bad I wasn’t able to see it firsthand as I only learned about this interesting trait when I returned home.

Photo - Shady Dirt Road

Photo: Shady Dirt Road | I love shady, tree-lined dirt roads…

Photo - Sunlit Treetops

Photo: Sunlit Treetops | …And bright, sunlit treetops!

Photo - Nesting Hen

Photo: Nesting Hen | I was so excited when I saw this hen sitting inside the basket. I wish I could have gotten closer to take a better photograph but I didn’t want to spook her!

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Grapefruit Wedge

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Dramatic Grapefruit Wedge Painting

Grapefruit Wedge
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Oil painting on hardboard
Approximately 6 x 6 inches — 15 x 15 cm
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I really, really love how this turned out! I was going for a dramatic look and wanted to highlight the glowing red flesh of the grapefruit so I went with overhead lighting and added a slight glow around the edges of the fruit.

This was the very first time I tasted grapefruit, by the way. I’ve always had the impression that it was very bitter, but it was not and I really liked it. To compare the taste with the more readily available fruits here in the Philippines, it was something like a cross between pomelo and langsat (which we call “lansones” here).

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