The subject for this painting actually came from my garden. I'm a gardening noob; 2008 was my inaugural vegetable growing year. There were successes and there were failures. One of the successes was the crop of cabbages. Aside from a few cabbage worm holes, they were quite fit. The first red cabbage I cut last year I knew I wanted to try and paint it. I took a few shots and, over the course of a few months, created the above painting. Frankly, It's not what I imagined when I started. I very nearly painted over the canvas a few times I was so displeased. But I'm glad I didn't. If nothing else, I'm glad I was able to commemorate my first year of gardening.
Oil on canvas
16 x 20