Muy Caras

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 6:21 PM
Since I've this day to myself I spent it catching up on small tasks I've put off and running a few errands. But as the afternoon dragged on and I thought of 101 excuse why I should paint instead of go to the gym.....these pair of eggplants beckoned me to do them justice.

Last Saturday at the farmer's market I was buying last of the season strawberries for a very hefty price. I eyed the eggplant more so to paint than to eat. The young woman at the veggie stand said to the man working with her " Estamos cobrando mucho por el eggplant." (We are charging too much for the eggplant) I smiled at her and said, "oh, you think so too?" She laughed and said she didn't realized I could understand her! Embarrassed, she gave them both to me for a dollar.

I got a little sloppy with them and am not pleased with how the tops where the leaves are turned out. I had a hard time mixing just the right colors. I do like that it turned out a fairly good composition and that my shadow areas although not quite what I envisioned, still work. Mostly I'm happy that I satisfied the desire today to paint. Now, maybe I should go to the gym? Well, maybe after I have a bowl of strawberry gelato that I made this morning with those very expensive berries!
Muy Caras
watercolour; 27.5cm x 36cm Arches 140# cp


  1. Jana Bouc Says:

    Oooh! These are brilliant! I love the colors and shapes. Did you go to the gym too?

  2. Claudia Says:

    Me gusta mucho esta pintura! No es nada facil pintar una acuarela de este tamano!
    Muchos saludos desde Alemania,
    P.S. Muchas gracias por tus amables comentarios!

  3. Lin Says:

    HOW GLORIOUS!!! They are just beautiful and I'll bet as delicious as you've painted them!

  4. Beautiful! Such glorious colors and yes, your composition is great. I can't see that they're sloppy? And great little tale, I can just imagine the surprise(and embaressment) when they realize they are understood.
    Were I closer, I would definitely influence you to have the strawberries, instead of going to the gym...what fun awaits at the gym, I ask you?

  5. Sandy Says:

    Marta I love the color on these and also the background color. Very nice...

  6. laserone Says:

    Hi, I really like how these came out! Very pretty. :)

  7. Emma Pod Says:

    Great eggplants! You got such nice rich color. Did you eat them too?? I'm sure the strawberries were better....

  8. Robyn Says:

    Lovely - eggplants are one of my favourite subjects. I love this composition, it suggests a certain intimacy between these two. Or maybe the sun is getting to me!

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