*NB: Originally posted on August 24th 2015 on the old website*
I painted The Cabbage back in 2012 when I was still teaching. It was painted as a big challenge to myself and to be part of the Alumni Exhibition that we held at the end of the year where a selection of works from current Art students, past students and staff from the Art Department where I worked were exhibited together.
This piece really does sum up my love of the extra in the ordinary - I love the detail and the beautiful patterns in a Savoy cabbage. And I love the effect that showing this detail on such a large scale has on people's reaction to such an ordinary thing.
The painting is acrylic on canvas and is 100cm x 100cm - I loved painting it (although I was glad to see the end of green for a while) and I hope to challenge myself to another large scale piece at some point in the future.
The Cabbage is being released as a Collector's Edition Fine Art Print very soon - including a very limited number of luxury framed canvas prints :)
Here are some pictures of The Cabbage coming to life...