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.

2 comments:

Louis Boileau said...

Hey Luis...another great one!!!

Luis Colan said...

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