Friday, June 29, 2012

Genesis: Passion Fruit

I think this painting is the most difficult one I've done in this series. I am still not quite sure it reads right, but I'm done with it, after many hours of labor. I'm at the finished point, where I don't have the slightest clue as to how to improve, or add to what I already have except for starting over, and that idea doesn't enthrall me at all! That shiny, wrinkly, dark purple skin nearly killed me, and the slimy part on the left is still not quite slimy enough, but it works reasonably well. Painting slime is a challenge I love! By the way, did you know that "passion" comes from the flower of this fruit where some person with lots of imagination saw a cross and nails, and named it after the Passion of Jesus on the Cross? Too bad...I thought of aphrodisiacs which shows you where my brains are!

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