Tuesday, November 27, 2007

EDM 146 - Draw your favorite food


My favorite food? Hmm, now that's an interesting question, considering that food is a bit of a passion of mine. What should it be? Well, there's lemon and rosemary roasted chicken with mashed potatos and gravy, but I think that would lose a lot in the translation to the drawn page. How about a glowing glass of Pinot Noir with a bit of brie and crackers? No, Pinot Noir's not really a food and without it brie and crackers are not my favorite food. And I already posted about the perfect tomato sandwich. How about Shrimp cocktail? Tuscan bean soup? Quiche Lorraine? So many foods, so little time! How about something seasonal? It's November, so in my part of the world, seasonal things are limited. Ah, but wait, what's that? Mandarin oranges! How simple, how delicious, how absolutely perfect! When I was a little girl, my parents had to hide the box of oranges and dole them out to me one at a time or I would eat them gluttonously. Surely that means they count as a favorite food. The color, the texture, the shape - yes, it would be interesting to paint those. And it was. Maybe I'll save the Pinot Noir and the shrimp cocktail for another day. This is Windsor and Newton watercolor paints in the Moleskin journal. I did not eat this orange when I was done, mostly because during the course of drawing and painting it the tabby cat knocked it onto the floor and batted it around the kitchen so much that it was in pretty bad shape. It was inedible, although the cat was quite pleased with how well she helped me.

9 comments:

Deborah said...

Looking at your painting and reading your story made my mouth water. Really! Great Job!

minda said...

yummy orange!

Lin said...

YUM!! Terrific entry and sketch, Lynn .. you made me hungry!!!

juj said...

Lovely little painting, and your story made me smile, especially the part about the poor orange's demise. Oh, the sacrifices we make for our art! I hope you got yourself another one to enjoy as a reward for your efforts.

Teri C said...

Wow, you did a wonderful job on that orange...right down to the last drop :)

Sandy said...

What a fun quest in search of the elusive FAVORITE food - your sketch and accountings make me hungry - Very nice!

Ann said...

Now I want to pick up oranges the next time I'm at the grocery! Great painting, I love how expressive it is.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I have a box of Clementines that look like this. I enjoyed your commentary as much as the painting... (Cats are SO helpful, aren't they?)

Kelly said...

Came by from the EDM group - very nicely done! You gave me a giggle with your kitty story. When I was growing up, it was the box of FL oranges my grandparents would send each winter. Mom didn't hide them because they needed to get eaten up before they went bad, so I would have 3-4 huge oranges - thanks for bringing back a great memory for me! I will have to order a box this winter to share with my son! You have a very nice blog too! Thanks for starting it!