Cabbage Concerto in Red Again mixed media 10x15" by Meera Rao
Sometime in the past few years, I had started a painting - there was some watercolor and a collage of rice paper (see below). Until earlier this year it was buried in my pile of unfinished paintings. Even after staring at it for too long, I could not remember my plans for it. By then it did not really matter anyway!
watercolor background with rice paper collage
The colorful lettuce growing in our garden gave me an idea and reminded me of a painting I had done many years ago. After mulling over for a few more days I thoroughly enjoyed painting a much smaller more colorful version of that painting 'Cabbage Concerto in Red' which has found a home with a friend. Exploring the same subject and coming to it from a different place was a fun exercise. The title for the first painting was courtesy of my son who was in high-school then! I wrote about it here.
Colorful lettuce in my garden
”I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.” -- Picasso.