Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Little Red Potato

Little Red Potato, 2006, oil on canvas, 6 x 6 inches
I have been wanting to paint a red potato for a long time, but I always get caught up with the onions. Every time I go to my pantry to get a potato I find them all shriveled up with roots growing. I haven't been cooking as much lately and my potatoes have been going bad. I was glad tonight to find five red potatoes intact, waiting for some love. Didn't think it twice and I got to work on it. I was not sure if I was going to succeed since the color of the potato is very tricky, not exactly red. The color is a soft mauve, with warm pink tones here and there. I think I got it close enough for me to be happy with it.


Louis Boileau said...

Hey Luis...another great one!!!

Luis Colan said...

Thanks Louis I'm glad you like this one as well.