Thursday, 12 February 2009

Many Ways to Open a Pomegranate

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.


  1. Love your acrylics, Kim. Strength of contrasts and color are great.

  2. Thank you for your kind comments Dean. It is something that I have been working on and learning more about.
    It is nice of you to stop by.

  3. Your pomegranates look delicious. I like the composition and I agree with Dean H on your contrasts and color, great job

  4. Thank you Joan, it was challenging.


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