Concorde Pear. Isn't there something so lovely about a pear?
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These caught my eye in the produce section at first glance, because of their color. I then noticed they hail from Colombia, as do my parents and many of my childhood summer memories. They are quite enjoyable. Mildly sweet and also a little tart. Like nature's Sweettarts. They grow in a little thin husk like a tomatillo and are shaped like raspberry-sized blueberries. A fun discovery that I may not have made today if I weren't on the lookout for something to paint.
A bird's eye view - assuming that bird is in my kitchen sitting atop the light fixture.
By the way, I painted this using this Schmincke palette that I came across while foraging for artist's tape in my husband's art supply stash. Turns out it used to belong to his mother. She used in in college (she studied textile design), which makes the set over 50 years old! All but a few colors are working nicely. Here's a photo:
First, let me say that I fell deep into vacation mode in July. It was lovely spending time with family, traveling and celebrating the in-laws 50th wedding anniversary! Thus my sparse posting the last few weeks. I'm back now and working away. Hope everyone here is having a good summer.
Such deliciousness in such a little package. I made this image using a drawing app on my ipad. The 13 second, sped-up video of the process can be seen on my Instagram feed.
This capped off our sweet potato pancake dinner on Wednesday, celebrating my baby boy's birthday (he is not one, nor a baby, but will forever be my baby). Not to fret, I will be baking a "climbing wall" birthday cake for his party with his friends, but not likely illustrating it, as it will be a gray blobby mess. Wait - I do like gray...