It's been a while. Painting, not writing, has been my priority. And surviving life's vicissitudes. So now, when I shop, I am thinking of my health and creativity. I buy objects to paint, then eat. Pineapples are one of the most gorgeous objects to paint, with their intricate patterns, subtle colours and particularly the blue green leaves. Pears are the same, with purple and yellow hints.
The strange object behind is an old, unwanted (yes, really) paperback with the cover removed and the pages folded to create this rather beautiful piece. The tanned pages and the text add to the texture.
They sit in an marked and stained antique French wooden bowl.