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Ordinary objects
make extraordinary subjects!


"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it!"
(Pablo Picasso).

And so I did:
My first Still Life!

I love it because of the dark colors and its very small size:
8'x10' (20.3x25.4cm)

The eggplant (known as AUBERGINES in Europe) with its elegant pear shape and shiny, smooth, purple skin, is according to me one of the most attractive vegetables.
In America it is almost more appreciated as table decoration than as a food.
Aubergines come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors, which makes them an outstanding edible landscape plant.
A newer variety (called Japanese eggplant) is long and thin, resembling the zucchini.
The colors range from white to lavender to deep purplish-black (almost jet-black) as well as pale green, pale violet, yellow, and reddish. There are even some striped varieties.


Dimensions: 8'x10' (20.3x25.4cm)
Acrylic on a stretched canvas with gallery wrapped edges over wooden frame.
Painted staple free sides.
(doesn't need framing.)
I framed it though in a warm walnut-golden frame.

It's a beautiful duo, the AUBERGINES and the GRAPES together!

(In the collection of the van Dijk Family)


Copyright Olga van Dijk 2006
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
This is another OlgArtsProduction©2006

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Natasha Mylius 13 May 2010

Just love it! Well done, Olga!

margaret mckeehan 01 Aug 2008


ismail üner 30 Jun 2008

Bravo Olga.Çok güzel bir kompozisyon ve harika renkler.Tebrikler sanatçi dostum.

Cristina Andrisan 19 May 2008

Beautiful play of shadows and lights and forms;great painting!

Weshon Hornsby 01 May 2008

Olga this is a truly stunning still life. I love the tones, shades and highlights.