I am very proud of Ackee Acrylic Painting by Artist Joan A Brown, because having never painted an actual painting in the acrylic medium before, I was pleasantly surprised at how well this larger commissioned piece turned out. Created as a display piece for a Jamaican restaurant.
The subject, of course, is the national fruit of Jamaica, aka, achee, akee apple or akee (Blighia sapida) is a member of the Sapindaceae (soapberry family). Ackee and saltfish is an Acrylic Ackee Painting by Joan A Brown traditional Jamaican dish, known as Jamaica’s national dish. It spread to other countries with the Jamaican diaspora. Jamaica imported the ackee fruit from the West Africa (probably on a slave ship) before 1778. It is also known as Blighia sapida.
Here is a delicious Ackee and Saltfish recipe I discovered online, but if I do say so myself…mine is better 😀
I was asked several years ago to select a word and then interpret that word in a painting created in gouache (opaque watercolors). I chose the word “obstruction” and visually interpreted it to mean feeling obstructed in life, without basic freedom of mind, body and/or soul, something I know a little about, because that was exactly the way I was feeling at the time.
Regardless of our station in life, we may feel weighted down along the way (as I do now), when all we truly want is to be free to run, as symbolized by the silhouette of the person in the background. I am not different from anyone else. We are all striving for the same things in life, we just label them differently…that’s all.
Note: No, Acrylic Obstruction Interpreted by Artist Joan A Brown does not represent slavery and was not what I had in mind when I created the piece.
THIS ONE IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE…Let me know and I will send you all the specs.
The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon. For centuries gondolas were the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice.