Sunday, January 15, 2012

"Temptation" - Selected for Mississauga 34th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts Exhibition

"Temptation" - 10"x14" Watercolor on paper

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If you find the cantaloupe irresistible then you are not alone! My biggest complement for the painting came from a hungry little fly which had found its way in and kept trying to settle in on the painted cantaloupe. This proved to be the inspiration for the ladybug in the painting... See if you can find the tiny visitor!

This painting is now on exhibition in the Art Gallery Of Mississauga till Feb 25. I feel honored that it was among the 69 paintings selected out of a total of 206 as part of the 34th annual Juried Show of Fine Arts.

In this painting my goal has been to create an old world atmosphere of timeless beauty. The bronze vase reflects light falling from one corner of the room and the cracked walls complete the ambience. The ladybug brings balance in the composition, but she also tells the viewer that he has competition for the fruit guiding the viewer's attention towards the cantaloupe.