Sweetheart Cabbage

"Sweetheart Cabbage"
40" x 30"
Oil on wrapped canvas

While at the Botanic Gardens in October, I came across a variety of cabbage that lacked the traditional round head. It was a pointed and looser variety than I'm accustomed to. The veins in every leaf were arranged differently, and the color ranged from yellow-green to blue-green in the span of one beautiful plant. I photographed this sweetheart from several different directions and decided this angle best showed her intrinsic beauty.  

I had to paint this piece in a large format in order to capture the veins and shadows that made her so interesting. I would love to start another cabbage, but other colors are calling to me.