Peaches and Plums
What I like most about Garzoni’s still life, the one copied here, are the yellowed, wilted, and dry leaves still attached to the twigs. They are depicted in their natural state. Garzoni rarely made any effort to paint fresh-picked subjects. Always, it seems, she chose to paint fruit so ripe that it is bursting open, so ripe that it is attracting insects. She painted them, too.
Watercolors on gesso board 8” x 10”