The Taste of Evil, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
When I saw this habanero pepper at the store, I knew I wanted to paint it. I imagined the name of this painting would be something like, "Hot Stuff." (I know, what an original and creative title.) A few minutes after I very gently placed it on the napkin, my fingers started BURNING! I know you're supposed to wear gloves when you chop them, but to touch an uncut pepper??
My fingers burned the whole way through this painting, and as I cursed this pepper, the title was a no-brainer. How people eat these things is beyond me.
Regardless of the pepper drama, I really like this painting. My favorite part is the napkin, and all the subtle shades of yellow I could see.