Coming up this Saturday, June 23rd and running through August 18th, Segil Fine Art Source in Monrovia, CA will be exhibiting the show “The Farmer’s Market: From Field to Market, Market to Table”. The opening reception is this Saturday, June 23, from 5-7 pm. This looked to be right up my alley so I entered a few pieces and the two still lifes below are in the show. Stop in and see this fun show. http://laurasegil.fineartstudioonline.com/event/36576/the-farmers-market-from-field-to-farm-market-to-table

I was so close to finishing it last night but it was getting too dark in here. Ten straight days got it done. This piece is 18″x48″ acrylic on canvas and is a commission for the new Kern County library in Frazier Park and will be on permanent display there.

I had hoped to complete this today but it was not to be. Still, I am getting close. 

Here is the larger one finished. This one is 10″x20″ acrylic on canvas. The odd thing is that “portobello” means beautiful door in Italian. I am straining my brain to come up with the connection between a beautiful door and these elegant fungi. SOLD.

This is a study for a larger piece with these two mushrooms plus a third reflecting softly in the polished wood. These things are huge! I am still eating them.

This study is 8″x8″ and is acrylic on canvas. SOLD

Here’s a new one I just completed this morning. It’s acrylic on canvas and measures 6″x12″. I’ve been doing a few small ones lately and this one is actually the largest of them. I loved painting the various surfaces, the dull velvety mushrooms, the smooth zucchini and the papery, brittle skin of the red onion. Altogether a rather sustaining meal, creatively speaking. SOLD