Saturday, February 21, 2009

Plantain


A marvelous ripening plantain. I like how sturdy they are.

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15 comments:

bonnieluria said...

I really feel that genuine twist and turn of the body of this fruit.
And how it emerges out of the dark into it's shining light.
A terrific tribute to your subject.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Jala,
I love coming to your blog and seeing what your up to. The play of light and shadow on the banana is great, really interesting. I also gravitate to "Sarah." She's very sculptural, not flat and deliniated.

Kathleen Weber said...

I agree, they're both really lovely paintings.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I like the way the light hitting the banana makes it seem to 'emerge' from the canvas. Ooops, sorry, 'plantain'. Still, I love that gorgeous spot of color where the light hits it.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Jala, Beautiful painting of this plantain with the curve toward the viewer, deep shadows and unfinished corners. Very appealing.

Brian McGurgan said...

The sturdiness and shape really come through nicely here, Jala. Very nice handling of the shaded parts, too.

Joe Dorn said...

This is great. I too love the darkness to light quality and the twist of the plantain. Just wonderful!

Jala Pfaff said...

Bonnie - Thank you. I loved its heavy twist/turn, too.

Susan - Thanks so much. Keep coming by!

Kathleen - Thank you!

Kelley - Thank you. That was my favorite part too, but I feel like I made it too yellow trying to get it to be really focal.

Janelle - Thanks. It's a *mysterious* plantain, dontcha know.

Brian M - Thank you. It had such an appealing shape, almost like some kind of sea creature...I don't know why, but that was how it struck me.

Joe - Thanks very much.

Loriann Signori said...

OOOOOh nice. I love the contrast between the warmer yellow side and the very cool shadow side. Nice. That green is awesome.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, Loriann! I wanted to do another version of the plantain, actually, but my husband COOKED it! The problem with produce as still life...ha ha.

Laurel Daniel said...

i love that pop of saturated color amidst the muted tones. Masterful!

Edward Burton said...

I love the dramatic lighting - beautiful job!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

This is a beautiful little painting, Jala.

r garriott said...

I love your painterly paintings... this banana is so dimensional I could pick it up. Really amazing portraiture, too.

Jala Pfaff said...

Laurel, Edward, Bill, and R - Thank you so much! I felt like this one came out with a very "real" presence too.