Wednesday, April 29, 2015


                              Oil on Masonite - 24" x 30"

Palms and coconuts are popular subjects for artists here in Southwest Florida  especially since such paintings  are  in demand in  local galleries.  However it's my opinion the intrigue in painting them is the challenge posed by the intricate variety of fronds, shadows they cast and the never ending and ever evolving fibrous outgrowth palm trees produce along with the coconuts themselves.

So is the coconut  a fruit, a nut or a "drupe" (drupe being  a fruit with a hard stony covering enclosing the seed )?   We are told the coconut  can be all three, a fruit, a nut and a seed. 

Palms consistently show  up in my paintings but this is a first attempt to capture  ripening coconuts with  bright sunlight casting dancing  colorful shadows.  I may revisit SUNLIT COCONUTS  but for now its ready for a signature!


  1. Bonjour,

    Magnifique travail !
    J'aime la lumière qui illumine parcimonieusement vos noix de coco...
    Une belle palette de couleurs.

    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

    1. Merci Martine ! Vos commentaires sont tellement appréciés! Quant à la palette de couleurs que nous voyons habituellement verts, bruns et jaunes . Je voulais ajouter un peu de piquant avec les tons de rose et de lavande . Tellement heureux que vous l'aimez !

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Christiane! So happy you like this one!

  3. How did I miss this painting, Rosemary! It's amazing and what a challenge!! Amazing details and beautiful shadow work! Congratulations...LOVE it!

  4. Thank you so much, Hilda! I admit it was a challenge :-)
    Your comments are really appreciated!