Monday, March 25, 2013

Beets


Beets, 24 x 36, acrylic and white charcoal on linen
Elizabeth W. Seaver

Here's a new painting for my show at Blackstone Coffee, where my work will hang for April and May. I decided for this painting that less was more, and stopped painting early, leaving parts unfinished. The camera gremlins have let me know that it is more difficult to take good photos of less than more. You'll have to take my word for it that in the light this painting has lovely color and the beets sort of float out of the darkness underground. It's a little spooky, in fact, and that's part of what I like about it--it's a surprise.

I ate freshly picked beets this spring, and I have developed a new appreciation for this root veggie. Yes, there is an initial dirt taste, but the finish is lovely and sweet, especially if not overcooked. I will be trying them again this spring, if I can get them really good and fresh!





5 comments:

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

I love how you painted the surface of the beets and the stylized look is refreshing. You're gonna have a great show!

martinealison said...

J'adore les betteraves rouges communément appelées carottes rouges chez moi !... Mais je les savoure particulièrement dans votre oeuvre... Avec une pointe de ciboulette c'est parfait ! sourire...
Une très jolie peinture.
Gros bisous

Celeste Bergin said...

spooky beets? I don't think I have ever seen those two words together before. haha. Love this new direction. Your work is always so pleasing to the eye!

Connie said...

This is SO interesting! Never would I have thought of beets(underground) as a subject for painting, but it works and is really charming! Love it!

Polly Birchall said...

Enjoying the root veg family, can see little faces under the soil there, There's Bobby Beet (Dad), Barbara Beet(Mum) and Baby Billy Beet. Great painting.