Painting the Kiwis

Kiwi fruit paintingWhilst looking around for suitable subject matter for a quick sketch this afternoon, these kiwi fruit caught my eye. Having heard the conclusion of the World Cup semi-final this morning on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra, in which New Zealand beat South Africa in a tense finish, I thought some kiwis might make tenuously appropriate subjects for a little still life study.

The resulting painting was made in acrylics on Cadbury’s Cream Egg packaging, which I had prepared with a clear gesso ground. It took around 50 minutes to complete.

Painting three kiwi fruit

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