Saturday, January 3, 2015

30 Paintings In 30 Days- Day 3

Alligator Pear, 6 x 6" oil on gessobord,©2015, Fay Terry

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It is always fun for me to paint something I have never painted before, such as the inside view of an avocado.  I plan to do more of these incorporated into my still life set-ups in my studio. As you may know, they age quickly when exposed to the air.  By the time I completed this, both halves had turned a little brown on the surface which I easily shaved off to make guacamole.

When I was growing up, my dad did much of the food prep and cooking along with my mom. Back then, avocados were not prevalent in the grocery stores so he was happy when he could find a few. He loved introducing us to new foods, especially using recipes he had made while working in Liberia in the 1940's. The people there called them Alligator Pears, possibly comparing the skin to that of an alligator.


  1. Fay, I keep trying to come here the past few days to tell you how much I love the work you are doing for the challenge, but my computer keeps giving me fits and I have to stop. I finally have the opportunity to be here and tell you. The work I see in your DPW widget is awesome, too! Keep up the great work and most of all, enjoy the challenge and the start to your New Year....

  2. I probably spent a couple of minutes to look at this avocado painting. Nicely painted Fay.

  3. Oooo! These avocados sure are beautiful!


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