Monday, December 15, 2008

Aubergine and Squash Blooms
From my garden this fall, 2008. Quite bold and rustic looking.
It was the first time I planted eggplant. The plant was gorgeous, with lush blue-green leaves. I thought there were no aubergines at all under those beautiful and plentiful leaves and I attributed this lack of success on account of a growing season. But when I pulled the plants to clean up the garden in the fall, I was rewarded with several small, deep purple eggplants! There were also some late blooming squash buds. I stuffed the squash blooms with soft cheese and cooked them in a lovely olive oil and some freshly crushed garlic cloves, and roasted the eggplant. All this got incorporated into a pasta dish ... Drizzled fresh olive oil on top before eating, topped with some fresh herbs from the garden ... Life is good ... Dorice
Aubergine and Squash Blooms 13" x 19" on Arches 300 lb

2 comments:

Angela said...

This is wonderful! Love these colors together and especially love that eggplant to the front left.
The brown spot (slice?) on the other is somewhat distracting to me - but overall I think this is just a fantastic painting!

I really miss summer!

Sheila E. said...

This looks so realistic, great job!