Sunday, January 22, 2012

Debbiedoo's Copy Cat Challenge: Valentine's Edition

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Forbidden Fruit


When I was trying to decide what to do for this month's copy cat challenge, I was looking through Victoria Magazine's Holiday Bliss Edition: and I fell in love with this photo.

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I love it because it reminds me of an old Dutch master's painting.  Legend says that the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden was the pomegranate, although the Bible does not mention the fruit's name.  I love how the pomegranate is front and center in this still life.  The lacy linen in the bowl is also very romantic, but I do not want to paint lace again any time soon.


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"Forbidden Fruit"
9" X 12"
oil on artist panel


Because the lace was so challenging, I did not paint the border on the bowl.  I sort of don't like the design on it, and I just kept the black rim.


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I hope you have lots of fun activities planned for Valentine's Day.  I know I do!  Please join Debbiedoo for her Valentine Edition of the Copy Cat Challenge!

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

18 comments:

  1. You absolutely rocked this magazine challenge!
    Your artwork is so beautiful. I don't think anyone can top this!

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    1. LOL Gina, I rarely do crafts...I usually cut or burn myself in the process, so I think I'll just stick to the one thing I can do and that's paint ;P

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  2. This is beautiful! It does remind me of the Dutch masters. I love the detail on the little handkerchief in the bowl! Very sweet!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. You are so very talented Ricki. I absolutely love your work. Thanks so much for sharing with my copy cat challenge. Have fun!~

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  4. That is awesome! I like the bowl better without the trim. Wow!

    Oh, and great name on the magazine!

    ~Bliss~

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  5. HOLY MOLEY......this is so beautiful, I am just blown away. OMGosh, RickiJill, you are so very talented. The whole thing is just beautiful...

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  6. Wow! Ricki, beautiful! Just lovely!

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  7. OMG, you are so talented! I like your bowl better because the design on the other one distracted from the beauty of the fruit.

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  8. Wow- great job! Pomegranates are also a symbol of life and vitality (the many seeds being likened to a woman's womb), and rebirth (with the myth of Persephone). You do a great job of capturing the lighting and texture!

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  9. Awesome-aren't pomegranates so versatile to decorate with? Cheers

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  10. Wow another mission accomplished craft from the heart from your home Ricki!

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  11. Beautiful my talented friend, just beautiful, It seems I miss her magazine challenge every time...I hope to participate one day. xo

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  12. Wow! You are so talented.

    I hope the weather was kind to your part of Alabama this morning. Have a great Monday!

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  13. Ricki!! Your painting is awesome! You are a very talented woman! Beautiful coloring in your painting. Have a wonderful week!

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  14. This is just splendid! I did not participate in the copy cat challenge this time, and I'm sure glad I didn't. This is perfection!

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I read and appreciate all of your comments :D