A friend commissioned me to do a little painting of a jalapeño pepper.
She liked it so much that she brought me 2 habañero peppers, one of the hottest chili peppers available.
Treating them like toxic materials made it a little tricky to photograph them, but I persevered.
Now I have to decide which arrangement is most pleasing for the second painting. I’ve narrowed it to these four ideas and will have the real peppers on hand to make sure the colors are correct. Sure does make me nervous to touch them. . .
Before I saw them, I assumed I’d be using a green background, but that will hide the stems. Gray might be the right solution.