Strawberry Still Life Painting
This weekend strawberries were on sale for 99¢ each container. So I picked up a few for a change in what fruit we will have for this work week. As I was cleaning and chopping them for future use I kept my eye out for a particularly picturesque strawberry – one with a lovely rosy red and a great top of leaves.
I found this perfect strawberry. Instead of painting it with other items I really zoomed in on it. Painting in the little seeds was a little obsessive-compulsive, so after getting a little heavy handed with them I knocked some down and switched my focus to the form of the strawberry. I like paintings that look like paintings, not a paint-by-number accuracy that takes away the human investigation.