The bounty of Autumn comes to Trader Joe's, pouring out of a traditional cornucopia which I painted on Tuesday. The background depicts the Blue Ridge mountains in early fall, with red and gold touches. The vegetables and fruits in the cornucopia basket are right there beneath where the sign will be put up. The "vignette" on the corners will disappear when the board's corners will be cut in a curved shape. A message will be added to the sign, written on a transparent overlay. This sign will be up all the way through Thanksgiving, when it will be replaced with "holiday" themed displays. The manager who ordered this sign hopes that it will be kept as part of the store's display resources, to be re-used next year at this time.
The style is somewhat "folk-arty," since I didn't have the time to produce a truly realistic still life painting. I wanted to make sure that I depicted as many produce items as possible, including mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, apples, a butternut squash, and a honeydew melon.
The Cornucopia sign is acrylic brush work and acrylic markers on Masonite. 4 feet by 2 feet, October 5, 2010.