Original - Oil on archival canvas
9" x 12"
This is the first of a series of Spice paintings. It was inspired by my sister, Dianne, who is always alert to ideas for applications. These were done to fulfill an idea for tiles in home décor. The use of Plastic Space allows the images to fit into any décor and bring about an earthy natural feel that is calming and yet maintains a bit of intrigue to the viewer.
Red pears and a lime with a spice jar holding nutmeg spice is the still life subject matter. Each painting in this series has a still life of fruits or vegetables, the jar with a name of an exotic spice and the added signature piece of a mask hidden in the background.