A Bunch of Red Radishes, This painting was inspired when I went to the market and bought some radishes to paint. I love the shade of red and from time to time just have to paint more of them. I put the bunch on an white plate with a blue and white checkered rim. It gave the look a hint of country. Radishes have their own personality with the shapes and just watching where the tails (roots) go. Those are so fun to paint as I just put clear water the length of the root and then touch a bit of color..then watch it grow. It is more fun to watch. This painting is sold but if you would like me to paint you some, just send me a note. Thank you for stopping by,, Eleanor (Ellie) Erickson Hargrave, Artist.
I grew up in Pasadena, California, and have lived near the edge of the Arroyo my whole life. First with my parents and sister, and then later with my own family, with a son and three daughters. I had a happy and busy life. As the kids grew I also went back to school, earning my RN degree. I then worked at the hospital where I was born, as well as where I had my own children. I always had a desire to paint but never gave it much thought until one day...and the story goes from there. I became self taught until studying watercolor with, Nuttall, Wiegardt, Stoddard, and Swenson, some of the best. From there I went to Art Center College of Design, up on the hill, where I first learned of my passion to also paint in oil. I was signed up to take a workshop with, Charles Reid who is my very favorite artist in watercolor and oil. Since fall, I have been dealing with breast cancer so my desires to take certain classes have to go on the back burner for now. Just a bump in the road is all. I also have great admiration for the talent of Jeremy Lipking. I check out his work frequently and am in awe. He is really good..!!