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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Still life with Kiwi

Still on the full/empty theme: if "all things are understood by means of comparison", then can the painting be made to work with crowded forms and empty space? Could the crowding even go in the middle - dead center - with the space surrounding? Lots of ways to go with this one.


  1. Wow - you're on a roll. I love the orange and white stripe - paper? I have some I use in my collages alot and I'm always sooo drawn to it. Love the orange relections in the kiwi. Full/empty... could you paint one for me... I can't seem to come up with an idea...
    Yes, lunch!

  2. Really nice, Jean! Love the orange stripes with the greens. I like how you handled the light on the fabric--the brightest area is on the left, and gradually darkens into the shadows. I'm wondering if you used a black background on this?

  3. So, today I was at Sprouts buying my produce for the week and I found myself wondering what Jean Townsend was going to paint this week! Great concept for full/empty, really like the grouping complimented by the negative space, also, the range of greens are awesome.

  4. Do you put salt on kiwi? Wondering. I know some people put salt on watermelon. So healthy. We all need way more salt in our diets.
    I love this painting. You are so good with the patterned backgrounds. Really like the composition in this piece too.
    Am so behind on commenting on blogs (and everything else) but I am amazed at all of your wonderful radish paintings. So great. You are a painting fiend.

  5. Love, love, love, the color and feel of this painting - just came across your blog - beautiful.