daily painting titled Potimarron with blue background

Potimarron with blue background

18cm x 15cm, oil on board Painting status: SOLD
Daily painting for Sunday 7 October, 2012
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that is one gorgeous potimarron


A difficult vegetable to paint (I speak by experience)but the colour is so gorgeous although this one has turned black in some parts and I am not so sure that the soup will be as good as the painting!

No, it's perfectly sound but has the occasional green stripe and blemish

ps. I've re-photograped it in the light of the morning

Lovely indeed! Perfect painting for an autumn day. En anglais, this is not a buttercup squash, which tends to have dark green skin, but an ambercup squash, which is rather pumpkin-like but with no stringiness. (And delicious!)

So beautiful! I love the dark blue in the background. Brings forth "autumn". Thank you for sharing your work!!

Hi Julian, in response to your email question, I don't think it's an acorn squash...looks more like a red kuri to me. They are delicious!

The general opinion seems to favour the Red Kuri Squash as the US translation?I definitely prefer the name Potimarron!

Potimarron wins! Superb offering, perfect for the encroaching autumn days :)

yes, here is a David Lebovitz post about baking them: Potimarron (Roasted Pumpkin)

As usual, you have made this lovely veggie look as beautiful as it tastes. In British Columbia, Canada, we call this a Red Kuri squash. We cut it in half and bake it in the oven with the cut side down. When it's ready, we turn the cut side up and broil it with some butter and a drizzle of maple syrup. Thank you for the beautiful painting!