Pineapples are my favourite fruit to look at. They're quite hilarious with their almost prickly looking outer coat and wild 'hair' sprouting out from the top, a bit like myself on a typical Monday morning! A while back I saw some gorgeous pineapple decorations in one of my favourite London café's, hanging all around the venue. They were quite large, and very sparkly; I've tried to find the same decorations since to decorate my studio with them, but to no avail. So instead I settled for purchasing a tiny, quirky pineapple vase from a beautiful ceramic market that I happened to chance upon, and ever since then I've wanted to paint a still life of these crazy creatures! So here it is, 'Lucky Pineapple'.
The symbolism of the pineapple is also inspiring. Universally it represent hospitality and good luck. I don't know about you, but I'm now on a mission for all things pineapple!
Ampersand panels are eco friendly. The work can be hung by simply popping a nail into the wall, and placing the Ampersand panel onto the nail ~ the work will then sit flush against the wall.
The sides of the panel are unpainted, bar a few splashes of pale blue paint ~ please see the images.
This artwork has been sprayed with a museum quality varnish to protect the surface & prevent the bright colours from fading.
Gouache, ink, coloured pencil & pastel on Ampersand Panel