Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Heirloom Tomatoes & Chard, work in progress

I sketched and photographed this still life set-up a couple of years ago, when I grew these beautiful stripey tomatoes and the Swiss chard in my garden. The Roseville pitcher seemed like a fitting companion, being an heirloom itself, and having some of that subtle rosy coloring found in the tomato. I sat them all on an old wicker basket, in front of my one-hundred-plus-year-old kitchen cabinets. There is something irresistible to me about pairing the very fresh and the very old!

(11"x16", colored pencil on pastelbord)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Apple and Her Baggage

Here is the finished apple piece, and the title, which just came to me five minutes ago. This little still life was sold before it was finished, and continues to generate interest. Who would have thought that such a simple subject, and small format would be so popular? I think "Apple and Her Baggage" will be a giclee print soon. (By the way, I'm working on adding a page to this blog, where giclee prints and note cards will be available for purchase.)

(7"x5", colored pencil on Pastelbord)