Thursday, 12 February 2009
Pomegranate, 8 x 10 inches ( 20.32 x 25.4 cm )
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
2009 Kim Bennett
Slicing open a pomegranate gives the fruit a clean break and all the texture and berries of the fruit become lost. This is something that I had come to realise on my own. And what a disappointment it was not to have the berries popping out in all different directions.
Many artists had been there before and during a critique day the painting sparked a discussion about what was the best way to open a pomegranate. The conclusion was this; there are many ways to open a pomegranate. Well, this also depends on what you are planning to do with it.
The second attempt was torn open with a satisfactory result.