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!