Collectif Challenge: 4Mar2023 Tutti Frutti

The challenge for March is Yellow.

By Milo Smith I searched around for fruits at home and at the grocery store.  I took six images and realized three of them are fruit we usually think of as vegetables.

Some tomatoes ripening in our kitchen.  Often erroneously thought of as a vegetable.

Some packaged sweet peppers at YIG.  Again, often thought of as vegetables.

Bananas at YIG.  Double branded as Dole and Disney!

A watermelon out of season.

A very ripe avocado.  I took this in direct sunlight to get the best colour and to set it off with a shadow.

Finally, some citrus in a bowl.

By Yvonne Callaway A traditional topic for still life, fruit is generally presented as something desirable – ripe and delicious. Unless you’re a glass-half-empty type?

96 Pomme, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24″

Fruit can also be a jumping off spot for manipulating history. Or imaginations.

15 Forbidden Fruit, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 14″

Occasionally, one follows traditions and paints from life. However I had the devil of a time capturing this pineapple in my studio over many days, until flies swarmed! In my mind this work has always been The Damn Pineapple!

Pineapple, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24″

By Susan Irving I had not done anything specifically for this challenge but I found this in one of my old sketchbooks.  My impression of Carmen Miranda.

Carmen Miranda, multicolour pencil & Stadeler triplus coloured Fineliners, 10 x 8″

Media includes this thick multicolour pencil – or what is left of it!

By Kerry Herwynen McIntosh My submission for the challenge this time is called 3 apples. At least, for now.

I reworked a print I did at a Golden workshop. At the time I was attempting, and failing, to emulate Paul Klee.  Unfortunately,  the colours don’t show well and I can’t seem to manipulate them adequately. 

3 apples, Chalk pastel over acrylic ink, 8 x 10″

By Isabelle Utovac Here they are, two paintings and a poem.

Baskets of fruit at window, Soft pastel on construction paper, 8 x 10″
Fruit with blue pot, Soft pastel on construction paper, 8 x 10″

Fruit burp

sweet tangy crisp fancy

juicy tutti frutti

You sit there

apple orange banana pear

I pick you up

I cruncy I slurp I munch

I burp

and then I end, it’s rather abrupt,

By Tina Whitman Photo with the help of Clip2Comic. It’s fun to fool around with that app and, of course, Kevin.

Pears with a Fruitcake


  1. It’s fun to go through this month’s challenge, but I don’t see that the painting of the apple is an image of “a glass half empty” type so much as a “I left the best to the last” type. But then I’m the type who eats the apple right down to the endocarp.




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