9x12 Oil on Canvas
Recently I found some beautifully colored turnips at the nearby market and I decided that I was going to do a painting of them. I remember a time as a child that turnips were being cooked in our home, and the aroma was very repulsive to me. I had tasted raw ones before as my mother peeled them, and didn't mind the taste too much; however, the cooked ones really turned me off. Today, I still can't appreciate the taste of the cooked turnip. It is one vegetable that I do not like the taste; however, I do appreciate the beauty of them! I love the crisp texture, the purple, green, and creamy white colors and their circular shapes. I had this sensational desire to paint them larger than life so I did!