Monday, November 17, 2008

A Turkish Fig

A Turkish Fig, 5" by 7", oil on linen board, November 2008
Private collection, Annandale, Virginia

Just to attempt the impossible, I decided to carve out a very small study of a Turkish fig. Nothing about this was easy, from the yellow green that faded to deep purple to the super low-gloss sheen, to the slightly wrinkled surface. In the end I'm not sure if I nailed it, but it was definitely a good exercise in observation. I'll try this again at some point, when I'm feeling brave.

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