Monday, April 30, 2012
Pluots are delicious.
At my favourite prop store, also known as the supermarket, I found them, and thought they were plums. They look like plums, big, purple with a lovely grey/blue bloom and the inside is plum like as well, but apparently they are a cross between a plum and an apricot with many variations in colour.
Very meaty, sweet and delicious. This was my last one and it was difficult to paint it fighting the urge to eat it all the time. Eaten it was and soon I must take a trip back to the supermarket to get more.
While waiting for the stone angel to dry, I thought I'd try a watercolour as I hadn't done one for awhile and this fruit seemed to be a good candidate. Its on a remnant of 200lb paper which is lovely as I don't have to stretch it and it takes all sorts of abuse. I love that heavy paper! Its about 6 x 7" perhaps give or take a bit.