Queen Pom and Princess Persimmon, oil on panel, 8x8"

Queen Pom and Princess Persimmon, oil on panel, 8×8 inches (Available to purchase here)

There was something regal about these two, hence the name, despite the queen sitting in a soap dish, not a throne. I started out thinking “values and planes” and then, as usual, got seduced by color and detail. I did manage to keep some of the planes I saw in this pomegranate (which was becoming more faceted as it became more elderly, having been painted a few times over the past couple weeks). However, I’m not sure the painting actually benefitted from leaving the planes (or so many of them) visible.

Below is a photo of the set up and below that the two previous pom/persimmon paintings that were a nice warmup and introduction to the subject, though perhaps not terribly successful in terms of paint application, composition and/or drawing.

Photo of setup for Queen Pom

Photo of setup for Queen Pom

4 Poms on a Black Plate, oil on panel, 8x10"

4 Poms on a Black Plate, oil on panel, 8×10″

3 Poms on a Black Box, oil on panel, 8x10"

3 Poms on a Black Box, oil on panel, 8×10″

3 Poms on a Box painting on easel and still life set up

3 Poms on a Box painting on easel and still life set up

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  1. Wow! I absolutely love your final painting. I don’t think the pomegranate is too faceted at all. I enjoyed seeing your other two paintings and seeing how you evolved. You really got to know the persimmon and pomegranate well! I have to say, I really like your second painting with the 4 poms on the black plate also. It would be a tough pick. You did a great job painting both the plate and soap dish black. Love all of the subtle colors in those. Bravo!

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    • Thank you Julie! I really appreciate the care with which you looked at the paintings and commented about them. I feel so fortunate to receive such a lovely response.

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  2. They’re all stunning!

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  3. Love it! And, beautiful colour 🙂

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  4. Oh my! I thought it was a photo at first sight! Awesome piece of art!

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  5. I like the look of the planes very much. They add complexity and interest.

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