Sunday, October 31, 2010


Original Oil Painting on Linen 8 x 8 Framed - SOLD
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I had a lot of fun with this one. I'm working on more painterly brushstrokes, and was thinking about lost edges as well. I'm quite pleased with the spontaneity of it. The photo has some glare unfortunately. If I manage to get a better shot, I'll repost. I find that the darker the colours with oil paintings, the more difficult it is to photograph. Anyone else have that problem? And if you do, how do you deal with it?

This painting reminds me of living in Toulouse France. We had many exotic (for us) fruit and nut trees in our yard, and one of those was a pomegranate tree. I didn't know what to do with a pomegranate and was told to us them in salads. So here's a great little recipe if you happen to paint a pomegranate and then want to eat it. Baby spinach or mixed greens, lots of pomegranate seeds, walnuts, a bit of crumbled blue cheese or goat cheese, and an olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. It's really yummy!



  1. I love the rich colors of this. Pomegranites are so juicy and lush, and you've captured that so well!

  2. Ma très chère Claire, vos rouges sont sublimes et j'en mangerais... de votre grenade !
    Photographier les rouges, ce n'est jamais simple!

  3. the color in this painting. I've never eaten a pomegranate but will definitely try one soon. nice brushwork...

  4. Thank you Kathrine, Martine and Hilda. It's great to receive your feedback, especially while I work on loosening up my painting style. I love following the wonderful works that all of you are completing. I've been a bit of a silent blogging buddy because of my schedule recently, but I will be back on track soon. Cheers!

  5. Beautiful work, Claire! You really nailed the inside of the Pomegranate. Love those splashes of bright red!

  6. Wonderful job on the pomegranate. I have never tried to paint one but I have been checking them out lately at the grocery. :)