In the Contiguous U.S.
Oil on canvas | 24" x 36" (28" x 40" Framed ) | $8,900
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One day we noticed a strange new flower in amongst our Cape Honeysuckle plants. Cape Honeysuckle has bright orange flowers, but these flowers were bright red. We allowed it to grow, and eventually realized we had a new pomegranate tree started, probably a result of a bird dropping containing a pomegranate seed. Over time it grew into a full size pomegranate tree, offering an abundance of fruit each year. However, we have yet to enjoy a fully ripe pomegranate, the birds get to the fruits before we do. Considering how we came to acquire this tree, that seems fair.
I did manage to beat the birds to some of the fruit, and cut a small branch for this painting. These pomegranates are not quite ripe, so they have more yellow, orange and red than the deep, rich purple-red, but were perfect with the ceramic pots I chose for the painting.
When I was setting up the still life in the studio, I placed a board behind it to create a backdrop for the objects. It was a board that I had preciously used to mix paint on. I liked the contrast of the abstract background with the realistic still life so I actually painted the painting on that old board.
This is the first painting in which I've used a cloth cover for the table.
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