Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hot About Chili Peppers

Red Peppers in Glass Bowl color pencils by Meera Rao

My color pencil piece 'Red Peppers in Glass Bowl' was selected for "Food For Thought"  show sponsored by the Capitol Hill Art League. I am grateful that Juror Bonny Wolf  has helped me to be a part of the DC area artists as we slowly make a home there.  The peppers were from our garden a few summers ago and though it took me quite while to complete, it was a fun piece to work on.  I really loved combining the abstract and realistic style in same painting.  

By the way here is a fun fact from a Smithsonian article "Whats so hot about Chili Peppers"  : According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American now consumes 5.9 pounds of chilies a year, more than the per capita consumption of asparagus, cauliflower or green peas.

If you happen to be in DC area before April 16,  please do stop by and enjoy the show :) 




14 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh Meera, how wonderful. Congratulations of being part of the exhibit. Your Chili Peppers painting is lovely. I can see why it was chosen, for sure. Wishing you all the best!

Katherine Thomas said...

Ooh, I would love to see your work in person! I know it will be a great show! This piece is delightful, and I agree with you about the excitement of combining an abstract effect with realism. Glassware does that naturally, and you've portrayed it beautifully!

padmaja said...

This is mind blowing Meera! Congrats on the selection!

hemapen said...

Oh, Meera! All I could do was sigh (in wonder, contentment and a whole lot of other emotions) at that lovely, lovely painting. I quite envy your eye for the sublime in every day life.

No surprise that your painting got selected for the festival. Congratulations!

Ambika K Sudhakaran said...

Congrats on being chosen for the show Meera, good stuff! And I love the playfulness in this painting :)

hmuxo said...

I would love to see your exhibit Meera! I'm sure it will be successful! This watercolor is fantastic...

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Carol! It was a fun piece to create :)

Meera Rao said...

Katherine, Thanks! yes, I do love to combine abstract and realism even though past couple of years its been mostly somewhat realistic sketches that I seem to have been doing!!!

Meera Rao said...

Padmaja-- that is so sweet :) thank you for your encouragement!

Meera Rao said...

hemapen, I am grateful for your appreciation!

Meera Rao said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment -- I really appreciate it :)

Meera Rao said...

Thank you, hmuxo :)

Sadami said...

Congrats! I have no doubt one day I'll look forward to your news on solo at a gallery, too. Best wishes, Sadami

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Sadami! I always appreciate your support -- you are a wonderful art friend for me :)

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