Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Kabocha Squash

A Kabocha Squash, 5" by 7", oil on linen board, February 2009
Private collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

o bid on this paintingNow that I'm on a new campaign to stay out of my comfort zone, I decided to carve out a very small study of a green pumpkin, now listed with its correct name of a kabocha squash, or Japanese pumpkin. Just when I thought about avoiding the details of the texture of a pineapple, I found myself caught up in the details of the stripes on a squash. Like I said, nowhere near my comfort zone here. It's all so very strange.

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