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Friday, May 29, 2009

"Eggplant" by Marina Petro


Artist ~ Marina Petro, Saratoga Springs, NY USA

Eggplant
7" x 5" (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
Oil on Panel
$100 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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My mind is blank in terms of saying anything about this painting specifically other than I like the little 'dent' just above the long highlight on the far right which is almost imperceptible. Eggplant is an ingredient in a favorite recipe. It consists of cut up zucchini, eggplant, onion, garlic, peppers and tomatoes. Saute everything in olive oil...tomatoes get sauteed separately. Put it all in a pot, simmer VERY slowly for a while and serve over your favorite pasta.

I haven't seen any of my 'daily painting' online buddies (a couple of hundred) paint a zucchini. Perhaps I will paint one soon and be the first. Why not zucchinis, I wonder? Now I'll be thinking about zucchinis and why no one has painted them...better than some of the other things I obsess about I suppose...

Today's Quotation: "Just as our taste in lovers is far more revealing than our choice of friends, the object of an artist's obsession can open up doors to their soul that might otherwise remain shut tight."
-Vince Aletti


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3 comments:

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

oh Marina! This is really good. I really like this!

Karen Bruson said...

Marina, Nice job with the eggplant. They are hard to paint.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Beautifully modelled eggplant, Marina! I especially like the soft edge/transitions on the bottom edge of the eggplant and soft shadows there.

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