My Wood Crate & Radishes Still Life

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Radishes on a Wood Crate – 6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

Over a year ago, I picked up this wood crate on the side of the road. At the time, I chided myself for taking it home, as it was partially broken and blue paint scuff marks were all over the bottom. Well, it has really been a good find, I use it all the time in the studio. I have even become fond of the scuff marks and in the past few still lifes, they have found their way into the paintings.

With this painting I was really fighting nature, as the leaves of the radishes started out pretty crisp and fresh but within 20 minutes they were wilted. I eventually had to prop them up some. Luckily the light shining on the radishes themselves did not affect their flavor. They were super yummy in my dinner’s salad.