Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Paintings

{She Learned to Love Persimmons}

Everyone said I shouldn't post new work on the blawg before the show, but I'm guessing none of you quailettes live anywhere near Bakersfield. So here's a secret unveiling, just for you, if you promise not to tell. (Because you're special. And I love you.) The title is a reference to and metaphor for my slow indoctrination into desert life after moving here from New York City. Persimmons are a staple of autumn here, and although I initially found them repugnant I'm happy to say I've adapted. Adapted and converted.

So here's my desert, likewise adapted, converted, and duly persimmon'd:


She Learned to Love Persimmons / oil on panel / 30 x 30 in. / 2010

16 comments:

  1. Fabulous! And thank you for the sneak peak - it certainly feels like a treat :-)

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  2. We love you too. And your artwork. I love that slow drizzle of brown in your painting...and the pasture of persimmons, with that one defined bit of fruit begging to be eaten. By the way, I love Persimmons almost as much as I love my husband. Almost. However, when they're unripe and leave a fuzz on your tongue? Not pleasant. :-/

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  3. Beautiful!! I so wish I lived near Bakersfield so I could see your show! Thanks for sneaking the peek! xo

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  4. i would like to eat that painting for desert.

    with love,
    katniss

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  5. Magnificent!!! I love how these homesteads have evolved, Lily. and I am really proud of you.

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  6. Oh I so like this painting!!! Really nice! Thank you for sharing it with us!! Believe it or not I had the same experience this past fall with persimmons, even did a post on my discovery and new found love for them!

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  7. Lovely painting Lily. I only just discovered persimmons this fall too. The ones of my youth were the mushy ones. Never worked for me. Love the crunchy ones in salad. Good luck with the show. There's a song about Bakersfield.....

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  8. You, my dear, are talented in a way that makes me feel cagey because I want it so badly too. I will dye my hair all those shades of green tomorrow morning, for all you know. And the curly little bushes, they kill me quite dead.

    If it is a tapir you want, it is a tapir you shall have. I'm sending you an email that should be the perfect venue for all your upcoming-show-procrastination needs.

    And, oh, do I ever have a painting in mind that I want in return...

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  9. I love this!! My goal for 2010 is to make it to one of your shows... :) xo!!

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  10. What a gift to us! You know, I remember that persimmon post very well.

    I adore what you do with color and shape and light. Why oh why can't I be at your opening? I'll be there in spirit. xo

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  11. I love persimmon sorbet.

    Good luck on the show!

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  12. I love persimmons. Maybe I should consider desert living. Seriously, that painting is so dreamy and beautiful.

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  13. mmmmm. what colors! love the desert...have yet to taste a persimmon thought they are prolific here in the fall. next fall i'll be bold!

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  14. such a lovely title - i love your work there is such peace that comes form staring at it.

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  15. It has been a little while since I looked through you blog and WOW, I have been missing out big time. Your paintings are beautiful. I especially enjoy this one. I can imagine dancing through this landscape with the hot sun on my face. I love it. xoxo H

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