I seem to have fallen in love with fruits and veggies. I definitely appreciate their beauty more than I did in the past, and when I saw this cabbage in the produce department, I had to bring it home. It had a small but perfect head and these beautiful, large leaves fanning out from the head. I begged the bagger to treat it kindly and he did a perfect packing job. I know this sounds odd, but instead of painting from life, I photographed it. I was working on another painting project at the time and didn't want it to loose it's freshness. I ended up with, what I think is a great photo, with lots of purplely shadows, so in the end it was a good decision for me to paint from an image.