Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tomatoes With Basil


Another still life from my garden and my pitcher collection. I always found this pitcher to be a little bit odd. Its shape is unusual, it's slightly lopsided, and the design looks like a weird face when viewed straight on. But, I've been looking at it my whole life, so it's sort of like an eccentric relative, whom I love in spite of any shortcomings.

It is fitting that I post a basil "portrait" today, as I just finished making a big batch of pesto with most of my garden's basil crop. So, in recognition and appreciation, I dedicate this piece to the departed basil. It gave its life that we may enhance our pasta!


6"x6" Prismacolor pencil on Ampersand Pastel Board

4 comments:

Alvin Richard said...

Isn't this what life is all about. Celebrating the little epiphanies of our daily lives. To still see the magic in the most familiar things around us. Beautiful piece.

Gillian said...

Gorgeous. I love oddball ceramics and this is obviously well-loved.xxx

Robyn said...

Now I have pitcher envy again, Liz. This still life is so beautiful. I'm sitting here shaking my head wondering why I've never tried to paint our basil. Mind you, I'm also in trouble from my gardener husband for not having turned it into pesto yet either ;)

Robyn said...

Liz, I'm impatient for another post from you. I hope you don't mind, but I've tagging you in my blog because I'm sure many friends of mine would love your work.