The Open Pomegranate – Karen Winters Daily Painting

The Open Pomegranate – 5 x 7 inches – oil on canvasboard

Yes, I know it is a little radical compared to yesterday’s more sedate persimmon and plumbago composition, but sometimes a girl’s just got to cut loose and do something different. I had purchased a few pomegranates to put in a still life arrangement and then I got the idea to break it open and see how I could convey the feeling of that juicy flesh and seeds scattering in all directions.

This was a great deal of fun to paint, as you can probably tell from the enthusiastic brush strokes. And I can’t really say what tomorrow will bring …


  1. wendy
    November 2, 2007

    That’s as difficult task to paint a pomegranite with thick paint. It lends itself more easily to a linocut I think with its strong seed shapes, etc.

  2. Karen
    November 3, 2007

    It may be difficult but it was a lot of fun to do! I actually think the thick paint conveys some of the juiciness of the fruit.

  3. Melissa
    June 21, 2008

    Hello Karen, I love your Open Pomegranate painting. Where could I find a print of it? I really would love one. Thanks-Melissa

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