Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I have been having so much fun with the fruit I got this week. One of the first fruits that I found when I visited Singapore last summer was this crazy creation - Dragonfruit. Between this and Rambutan, I am wholly convinced that much of what was going on in Dr. Seuss's head was not some LSD-lanced dream, but based on some things that you can actually find here on Earth. Besides being some of the most beautifully colored fruit I have ever seen, I just love how organic and "out there" the fruit is.
This painting is of one that has not yet been cut in half. They truly are a beautiful hot pink color with lime green spiky tips. I remember my mother telling me something about how garish nature is, and when you are bringing things into your home, they can't be as saturated. I can see her point, but everything in moderation, in my opinion. I certainly wouldn't paint a room the color of a dragonfruit, but you could throw in a cushion or two!