Saturday, May 05, 2007

Purple Grapes

A friend told me she would like to have a picture of some purple grapes for her kitchen. I looked at a lot of pictures of purple grapes on the internet and didn't see anything that appealed to me. Finally I combined ideas from several different pictures to make the one I wanted.

When I first started painting, it was tole painting. I did a lot of mushrooms and fruit. Then I graduated to barns, ducks, and all the other things that one tends to paint when first starting. Now I pretty much stay away from a lot of that stuff. I really did so many, I burned out on them.

But I actually like the grape picture. I didn't know if I would enjoy the process, but it was fun taking different elements and putting them together into one picture.


Jo Castillo said...

Jeanne, This is beautiful. How big is it? Is it a watercolor? Nice, the friend should be very pleased.

"JeanneG" said...

Thanks Jo. It is Watercolor pencil and 11 x 14.

Joan said...

The grapes look great, but I love the leaves. You were able to get an almost translucent quality to them.