Saturday, September 18, 2010

Autumn Gourds II

6x8 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg

This little composition of beautiful gourds of orange, green whites, and teaberries was very exciting to paint.   I wanted the colors to be brilliant and energetic against a dramatic dark background.  I became curious before this post about gourds so I decided to do a little research.  There are so many colors and varieties.  It is quite an art to raise these beautiful decorative "vegetables".  Yes, they are considered vegetables.  The meat from them can be eaten early; however, as they grow they are not edible because the meat becomes very bitter.  I always wondered about this!   I found this blog that I thought some of you might be interested in visiting sometime.  Besides I liked the name of the site:  http://www.thegourdfather.com/.
To purchase this painting click here:  Autumn Gourds II
Have a fabulous weekend!


Elizabeth Seaver said...

Lovely! And those little dudes are not easy to paint.

Sadami said...

Dear Cheri,
I LOVE your colors, so vivid and beautiful. I also feel something heartwarming in your work. Look forward to next!
Cheers and smile, Sadami

Karen Bruson said...

Rich, harvest colors. So inspiring for this time of year.

n. rhodes harper said...

It is the time of year for the beautiful gourds and fall colors to come out. Beautiful composition.


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