This is a simple pomegranate still life, but was wrestling with a lot of imagery as I was painting it. One of the few times where the title for the painting came early in it’s development. The pods lined up in a row seemed like family – “flesh and blood.” The colors have a very “flesh and blood” feel to them. Had fun painting this one because it’s larger than most of my other work. Wanted to keep it painterly yet have it appear realistic from a distance.