Fruit Plate paintings is two series’ of six paintings based on fruit seeds.   I painted this theme for the Minutiae Exhibition at Rosebed Gallery, Eudlo. A little background if you like in Creative Clips Gallery
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Mighty Mango paintingMighty Mango painting

Mighty Mango painting

2014 Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 20cm

One of six (Seed Series II – Summer Fruit) for Minutiae Exhibition at Rosebed Gallery, Eudlo

Same Montville pottery bowl, but I played with the colours for this second series of paintings.

Mango season is a classic for people who live in Queensland.  It is summer, it is too hot, but there are mangoes! This one is from the orchard here.  Sliced to show a glimpse of the huge awkward seed and the other ‘cheek’ ready to eat…

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Papaya Fire paintingPapaya Fire painting

Papaya Fire painting

2014 Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 20cm

One of six (Seed Series II – Summer Fruit) for Minutiae Exhibition, Rosebed Gallery, Eudlo

Papayas also grow here – the seeds look like caviar to me.   I sliced the Papaya lengthwise and placed across the Montville Pottey bowl – like sticks in the fiery heat of Summer; painting Papaya Fire, before eating the grainy yellow flesh.

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Watermelon Wedges paintingWatermelon Wedges painting

Watermelon Wedges painting

2014 Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 20cm

One of six (Seed Series II – Summer Fruit) for Minutiae Exhibition, Rosebed Gallery, Eudlo

I painted the watermelon wedges on the old Montville Pottery bowl as if ready to eat.  Watermelon is sweet and juicy in the heat of our Summer.  I cut wedges so you can imagine picking up each one …

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Pomegranate Planet paintingPomegranate Planet painting

Pomegranate Planet painting

2014 Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 20cm

One of six (Seed Series II – Summer Fruit) for Minutiae Exhibition at Rosebed Gallery, Eudlo

Translucent fleshy jewels wrapped in paper-thin packages burst from the hard, shiny angular fruit.  Painting Pomegranate Planet was an experience.  The name came from its hulking profile taking up the Montville Pottery bowl.  Look for a  tender surprise in the shadow shape though …

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Pretty Pineapple paintingPretty Pineapple painting

Pretty Pineapple painting

2014 Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 20cm

One of six (Seed Series II – Summer Fruit) for Minutiae Exhibition at Rosebed Gallery, Eudlo

Fresh pineapple is grown in this area and tastes so different raw from the tins of yellow circles I grew up with.

Pretty Pineapple was a challenge to paint in that I wanted to show a side of this fruit other than the classic profile.   I removed the raggedy top and sliced to reveal patterns in the columns of pale juiciness …

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Apricot Kisses paintingApricot Kisses painting

Apricot Kisses painting

2014 Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 20cm

One of six (Seed Series II – Summer Fruit) for Minutiae Exhibition at Rosebed Gallery, Eudlo

Apricots seem a gentle fruit to me and the way these sections sat in the bowl just touching each other gave me the name for this painting.

I used slower drying paint to blend and blur their fuzzy skin and soft flesh.

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