I find fruits and vegetables so simple but they can be beautiful and a great subject because the drawing is often less complex than botanical subjects so you can get to the painting quickly. I sell paintings on this site as prints but also offer commissions to those who can just picture their favorite fruit or vegetable on their kitchen or dining room wall. Apples are a favorite subject of mine and I am teaching my first class at the New York Botanical Garden in October 2015 (www.nybg.org/adulted) which will focus on apples in watercolor.
Red Bell Peppers
A Braeburn apple. This apple painting started out as an exercise in class.
Heirloom Apples on vellum. Vellum is incredibly smooth calf skin which explains the variations in background tone. Although vellum is very expensive, some artists (including myself) love its ultra smooth service which allows for lifting.
Pomegranate - the painting and the subject. This painting sold as a print.
Red beet. This is a more stylistic looser piece of work and not typical of my usual detailed style. However I really liked the way the paint faded into the light so I left it as it was. This painting sold as an original.
Spring onion. Another rendition in a more loose style, unusual for me. This painting sold as on original.