Thursday, 2 May 2013

Quince the Model

Quinces- SOLD
Painting size 15" x 11"
Have had a few days where I have not done a lot of painting but have made deliveries of my paintings for exhibitions that open tomorrow night and on Sunday afternoon. It sure feels strange to not have any deadlines to meet and I intend spending time now experimenting and finding new ways to capture my subjects. Not this week though, I am anxious about my solo exhibition tomorrow and will feel better after the opening (well I hope I do!). To try and relax I decided to use a familiar process and add to my edible series. I have never cooked with Quinces in fact I think I have only ever had them once in a crumble made by a friend some years back. Quince the Model (see photo below) came home with us after lunching in a favourite french style cafe last week where a basket of them had been put on the verandah for display I guess. I asked to take one home. Quince the Model has been patiently sitting in my studio begging to be painted. Behaving really well Quince twisted and turned so I could imagine him hanging on the tree along with lots of his friends.
Quince the Model

16 comments:

  1. To reiterate my comments on facebook (big word for me) It is an interesting painting full of texture. Luv it. Never eaten quince either. I wish you success in your solo exhibition. What a big thing to undertake! Good luck my friend xx

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    1. Thanks Polly, wish I had more of this fruit and perhaps I could have created a dish to eat too

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  2. Quince is quite the handsome fruit! Very inspiring and you've really multiplied them into a wonderful piece! Terrific colors. I've got to look for these models here. Lorraine, I know your shows will be successful. Have fun!

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    1. Thanks Sherry, models are certainly useful

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  3. Wishing you all the best for your exhibition, Lorraine - I am sure it will be a huge success.

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    1. Thanks for popping by and leaving your good wishes

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  4. I really like your clones from one quince. Lovely imagination. Great colour palette. I always see this fruit at the farmers market but never have the courage to try it. Time to be more adventurous perhaps. Don't forget to enjoy your Exhib. :-)

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    1. Not sure this Quince will be eaten either Laura but you are right getting adventurous is what it is all about.

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  5. Dear Lorraine - good luck on your solo exhibition. I am sure you will do beautifully. Then it sounds like you will be able to once again have time to paint and play! Your quince is beautiful. I have never seen any here although I think they do grow in parts of the USA. Have a great week.

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  6. Paint and Play sounds like the way to go Debbie, thanks for your good wishes too

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  7. Very imaginative, Lorraine, and you had such a cooperative model, too. You created a beautiful work. Best of luck at your solo exhibition - I'm excited for you.

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    1. Thanks Terry, a few hours to go before the opening so am a bit nervous

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  8. Hello Lorraine:) A beautiful painting! Love the colors and the style. Very clever to make five out from one! Quince must have been very happy:)xx

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  9. Renate, thanks for your nice comment, Quince was just the perfect model!

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  10. This is stunning! Love the transparency!

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    1. Thanks Liana for popping by my blog post and leaving your lovely comment, love your work too

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