three plums in a bowl …oil painting

just plummy!

More of the season’s bounty – delicious “prune plums”. Ever since I learned that prune is the French for plum, this name has seemed curiously redundant. πŸ™‚ I believe these are the type of plums that are dried into prunes hence the logic of the name in English but they were delicious fresh!

As usual, this was painted alla prima (in one quick session). The background green-ish yellow colour was chosen as complimentary to the plums.

Find joy in the simple things and may the day bring you contentment!

(c) 2017 Hilary Farmer

14 thoughts on “three plums in a bowl …oil painting

  1. Wow, this felt like an abstract painting at first until I realized it is a plate seen from above. Beautiful angle on a classic subject.

    1. Thanks Max! You might have recognized my Chinese bowl if I had dared to paint in the Chinese characters! Anyway, I didn’t want to detract from the plums. πŸ˜‰

      1. I see it now. One day can you paint the bowl as is? I’m curious to see that with the light effects and textures you do

  2. Reblogged this on In The Middling and commented:
    An artist to follow this friday: Hilary Farmer. This image of her painting “Three Plums in a Bowl” is glorious! When I was a child, I had a copy of Richard Scarry’s Best Story Book Ever. Within it was a section on primary and secondary colors. The purple plums were unforgettable, just like these. Beautiful work!

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