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)

6 comments:

Kathy said...

As always, Liz, this is looking beautiful! Looking forward to its' completion.

Teresa Mallen said...

I like the idea of pairing very fresh with the very old. Looks great!!

Paula Pertile said...

Beautiful! I love the subject matter (I did one of those tomatoes too, a while back - they're so cool). The chard, and the wicker! Golly.

Liz P said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks! I seem to have a new habit here, of posting things when they're ALMOST done, and leaving it at that. You'll have to come to the Newburyport show in November and see all of them finished! :~)

Liz P said...

Theresa, I am not surprised that we share that "like"!
(Will I see you in California?)

Liz P said...

Thank you, Paula! A beautiful vegetable from my garden is just one of the many things I'm crazy about. :~)