Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Pineapple

A Pineapple, 5" by 7", oil on linen board, February 2009
Private collection, Annandale, Virginia

Without having any idea of what I'm doing, I did a small study of a pineapple. I've managed to avoid ever attempting this before, mostly because of my aversion to patterns. The perfect grid of texture across the fruit itself and the pattern within the crown have always been the identifying characteristics of a pineapple. As I wonder more and more what I should be doing lately, it seemed that putting the pineapple in a believable interior space would suffice for detail for this study. It has some nice colors, but overall it's just a rough little exercise.

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