A Fall Pear and Grapes

I'm getting back to painting after a very emotional few weeks.  My Mom passed away.  I'll miss her very much - I already do.

Painting is not only a passion for me - it's a major diversion.  I can sit at the easel for hours on end and completely loose track of time.    This used to scare me - but now,  I treasure the gift and embrase it.

I painted a carafe  with grapes a few weeks ago as a study and feel the grapes lacked depth.  I may rework them and post it later.

Here is my latest - A Fall Pear and Grapes.   I really liked the fact that this painting has all three types (and colors) of grapes...  I also love the new color I've added to my palette - Olive Green...  The pear and grapes are painted life size - canvas size is 8x10.

"Green Backs"

This is a cabbage (otherwise known as - Brassica oleracea) I recently purchased for some stir fry...  The background I used under the still life was a purple cloth I usually use as a back drop.

The name is reminiscent of the New Year's dinners my mother cooked as I was growing up...along with black eyed peas to bring good luck to the new year, you had to have greens to represent prosperity!

Canvas size 10x10