Saturday, December 02, 2006

Persimmon


Persimmon
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
FINALLY! A looser persimmon - achieved wet-in-wet. I found that I had to use a LOT of paint during the first wash and a very light, but pigment heavy second wash in order to get the lights dark enough!

Spent most of the day in the kitchen -- made persimmon jam, bread, fruitcake, and even dried a few. I've been nibbling on persimmons too -- eating them like apples ... it's a wonder I haven't turned a fair shade of orange!

I'm down to my last three ...and I'm thinking of a persimmon/rice custard for tomorrow .... hmmmm.....

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

By George, I think you've got it!! It's perfect!! Lots of yummy looks on this, the spatters, touch of ink, LOVE the bits of green!!
And to top it all off, you were very PRODUCTIVE making goodies you will be able to enjoy for months.

Scott Henderson said...

tasty painting of a tasty fruit!! funny we both did these around the same time.

Tami said...

Lin, it is funny to see you working through some of the same w.c. issues that I have to work through. I haven't gotten to the really loose washy stage yet.

Anonymous said...

I love your persimmon's the colors are great. I just love to paint fruits and vegetables, they are such willing subjects.

Teri C said...

Wonderful work Lin!! I love everythibg about it.

Lorraine said...

What a great job on a very difficult fruit.
We don't have those here but they are very popular in IN. A guy I used to work with would bring a persimmmon pudding to work every fall and share it with us. Went back to IN to get the persimmons. Unusual little fruit. Kudos on your persistence -- it indeed "bore fruit!"
Hugs,
Lorraine

Patti Gramza said...

Lin, your looser drawing AND the one with more defined borders are bbbbbbboth beautiful! I love them! The poinsettia too! WOW, that makes me want to sit at church and hear some Christmas music! :0) They always have them around the alter there! Just wonderful--- your watercolors are looking fabulous! And your baking and preparing sound luscious too! Hugs,Patti

Terri said...

Loose and luverly Lin. ;o)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely persimmon Lin, brings back happy memories of Japan, they eat them and they are wonderful dried too. In the village we used to stay in they strung them out of the 2nd floor windows to dry. I have tried several times to grow them but they dont like our sandy soil.

Jana Bouc said...

It's fun to see both of them. They look very 3-day and glowing. I like the addition of the line work around them. So pretty! I painted one a while back but I've never actually eaten one--they scare me, as I'm afraid they'll be slimy and bitter. I don't know when they're ripe.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I love the lines and the way the paint makes the edges fuzzy at the same time - and I just love splatters!