Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An Avocado

An Avocado, 5" by 7", oil on linen board, April 2008
Private collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Today I carved out a study of a half of an avocado. At one point the study was going to be of an avocado sliced in half, but then I ate half of it. It's funny how that happens. I wonder how many of the great still-life paintings throughout history would have been different if the artist wasn't hungry at the time.