done with Vegetables
Darlene Carman employs a notable method to produce
her works of art. She applies her paints with organic
vegetation instead of brushes. This primeval technique
enhances the realistic portrayal of the subjects
Darlene was inspired to paint with vegetables more
than a decade ago. Her first attempt was intriguing
enough to entice her curiosity, which lead to years
of exploration. The selecting, shaping and testing
of vegetation presents a creative challenge. She
is probably the only contemporary artist who understands,
through experience; the difficulties our early ancestors
confronted when they painted on cave walls.
mastery of this primeval technique and Darlene’s
penchant to capture the inherent mood of the moment,
accentuates the dimension of her art.
the following gallery of her amazing paintings using vegetables in place of brushes.
Click on the roses above to see
Darlene's unusual tool for this painting!