Thursday, June 23, 2011

Slices of Summer

Oil on gessoboard. 5"x7"

Watermelon is the chief of this world's luxuries,
 king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. 
When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. 
It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took;
 we know it because she repented.
Pudd'nHead Wilson

This week's daily challenge was to paint from an upside-down reference photo of watermelon slices. It was a great exercise in learning to paint what I see rather than what I think I see.