Thursday, January 03, 2008


I've been practicing my drawing more. Drawing is supposed to be the basis of all painting, and so I thought I would see if I could improve my paintings by making portraits of fruits and vegetables. I met this very personable squash last month at a farmers market and I think I've captured his stoic, yet charming, nature. I've been using graphite and white chalk on Canson Mi Teinte paper. I think I need to coat it with something, the graphite gets slippery and smeary really fast and that makes it hard to work with.

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Its Spring!

I found these in a garden center, nestled in the Astilbe.