Thursday, September 25, 2014

Imperfect Perfection, Painting Vegetables and Feeling Figgy

   
Heirlooms
encaustic mixed media 8x10
I was asked to paint some vegetables/fruits.  I personally like fruits and veggies, so the subject matter kind of appealed to me.  Although I honestly had to find a way to paint them in some manner that isn't quite ordinary.  There are a lot of fruit and veg paintings out in the world because they are such a wonderful subject matter and one that we can relate to.  Yet, in my mind, if I'm going to paint a tomato, it has to be an heirloom in all its imperfect perfection.  Or to paint a fig - one that I picked from the tree in its unripe state before I realized that indeed it really wasn't ripe at all and needed more tree time to become its figgy perfection.
As artists, we are very much like the heirloom tomatoes or the unripe figs - we are perfectly imperfect.  Happy Friday everyone! 
 
The start of something Figgy
encaustic mixed media 8x10
 

23 comments:

  1. Stunning work. There is so much depth and beauty and I love your colors!

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  2. You make them look so juicy and yummy! Wow, awesome :)
    Happy Paint Party Friday!
    Thanks for sharing your work :)
    Tam

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  3. Love fruit and veggies too and these are a gorgeous tribute to how wonderful they truly are! Love their unique beauty! Good to see you back!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Just awesome art! Love that all Marji!
    Happy PPF!

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  5. Love your work, beautiful fruit and veggies. Valerie

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  6. Wonderful! They look so real ...

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  7. I love figs and your painting is a treat, but those tomatoes are simply gorgeous... Like crazy gorgeous... I love heirloom veg and you have captured them in all their knobbly imperfect perfection...xx

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  8. Just beautiful. I hate tomatoes - there is something about the texture that I can not stand to eat.... BUT I love your painting of them. They make me want to try them they look so juicy + delish!

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  9. I adore your extraordinary painting, and your title of "Figgy Perfection" made me smile this morning. Thank you! I needed that. ((hugs))

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  10. Gorgeous, sensual vegetable paintings. Love the artist/veggie analogy. I am very much like a ripe fig, give me a jab and inspiration seeps out. Happy PPF

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  11. these are positively amazing Marji!! The depth and color you achieve in your encaustic art is really wonderful.

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  12. So creative and uniquely you, Marji, to paint these perfectly wonderful imperfect fruits. At least somewhere I read that the tomato is a fruit. Beautiful job. Love your style.

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  13. Wow, so true to life! Excellent work Marji! Thanks for stopping by my PPF post. Happy PPF! Oh I do agree with Studio above that these veggies are definitely sensual.

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  14. These are wonderful! they have so much depth to them, and great detail!

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  15. Your paintings are very unique - love those fruits and veggies

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  16. OMH Marji.... those are glorious pieces! Every time I visit your blog I itch to get the encaustics out!! You are such an inspiration!!

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  17. Well done! I will be cleaning the plants out of my garden this weekend. I will try to see what's left in a different light. Taking my camera along!

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  18. oh yum
    these are wonderful and inspire hunger ;-)

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  19. I feel I can just reach in an touch them Marji
    Beautiful creations.
    Happy PPF to you

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  20. Your painting style is beautiful! Love the use of texture. It works so wonderfully!

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  21. Well i just love your interpretation! Great colors! Hugs! deb

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