Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A pair of squashes

I've been painting still lives while the cold outside is uninviting and discovered that any subject matter can teach you something when you really see. The first squash that I painted (there is a huge pile of them from last summer's garden) looked funny, so I carefully counted the lobes. I had painted nine and there were ten, five pairs radiating out from a central pentagon. Then I looked at the other squashes and they all had ten sections. Who knew? Sploches of color look random until you begin to see the pattern. I find veggies beautiful as well as good to eat, so expect more!

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