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Cherries

2017

Oil on Canvas

Unframed size (H x W): 50cm x 50cm, 19.5" x 19.5"

Cherries
More about this piece

I saw a small photo of these cherries in a Flemish language magazine, years ago, cut it out and kept it, and eventually I rediscovered it and got around to turning the idea into a painting.  This is the result.  I love the contrast between the high gloss of the cherries with their rich purples and pinks and the hazy greens and blues of the sun-dappled background foliage.  I thoroughly enjoyed painting these, including getting surprisingly messy spattering colours on with an old toothbrush.  This involved masking out other areas with sticky-backed plastic - it felt like Blue Peter all over again!

I created a Tea Towel and a Greeting Card using this cherries design, both of which are available from my Home Shop.  

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