Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Freshly Squeezed



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I hung this strawberry on my favourite piece of handmade string, but I had to pant it over a couple of days due to lack of time.  The poor strawberry was looking very manky towards the end of it's ordeal so I added some squidgy drips at the last minute.

I didn't eat the strawberry.

21 comments:

fados do lar said...

absolutly marvelous! :D

Laura Moore said...

I'm not sure what I admire most. The fabulous painting skill or the wacky imagination to think of adding a strawberry to a bit of string. Very "random" as the youngsters say these days. lol :-)

Polly Birchall said...

So well painted, and I can small the juice from here!

Polly Birchall said...

Er sorry smell the juice Ooops!

VivJM said...

I'm not sure I would have eaten it either, but it makes a wonderful painting!

Jane said...

This is a glorious painting, as ever. How DO you get that string like that? and your fruit are always alive - as someone else said, I can smell the strawberry juice all the way from Sicily.

Martine PITTET said...

Fantastic texture and colour on this poor strawberry ! :o)

Beth said...

Love it!! The idea and the execution!!!!

Cathy Holtom said...

Jane I was given a piece of the string by a friend who hoards thing like that.
thanks for the comments

Sue Clinker said...

no strawberries were harmed in the making of this painting ...... :-(

Lovely idea and great painting!

Alex said...

All I can say is......YUMMY! :)

Melliott said...

You're hilarious. Nice painting, too.

Jane said...

LOL this is gorgeous and funny at the same time ! Really awesome, how did you think of this ? :-))))

stewcrowther said...

Hello Cathy,
You know, just like others are saying....I really can smell strawberries-how strange. And of course, now I really want to eat strawberries.
Wonderful painting! And that string is painted so well. Fantastical Fruity Fun :-)
Stew.
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Lorraine Brown said...

Novel idea and nicely done too

CreativeKristi said...

I always want to start a comment about your paintings with "Wow!". It looks so realistic! You're an inspiration.

Cathy Holtom said...

Wow! Thank you for the lovely comment Kristi!

Dan Kent said...

So excellent! Beautiful berry, a string I could grab. Love the manky drip too to remind us this isn't realism, it is art!

frayedattheedge said...

I love this - good fun!!

Barbara Roth said...

You did a great job on the strawberry. I once almost had a nervous breakdown painting strawberries trying to show they are both round and have side panels as well. You made painting this difficult subject look quite easy.

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Beth said that she loves the idea and the execution. It does sort of look like you executed the sorry strawberry! Made me giggle. Wonderful painting.

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