Sunday, February 27, 2011

EDM 307 - Draw something raw

I started this drawing last summer, when I brought home my latest coup from the Farmers' Market.  I loved that Market, and the highlight of my week was going there on Friday mornings and wandering through the bounty of gorgeous vegetables and fruit. But I had to break up with them.  They became less and less of a "farmers" market and more of a boutique type of market that sold trendy mustards and upscale teas.  But I stuck with them to support the local farmers.  Then they lost their lease in the center of town and moved to the far southeast corner of the city where both of the other farmers' markers also are.  The final blow (and what led to the actual breakup) was that they didn't invite a lot of the local farmers to have space there, deciding instead to go with the imported boutique type shops.  That's unforgivable and they should forfeit the right to call themselves the "Farmers' Market" since very few of the vendors are selling locally grown produce or even locally made products.  A few of the disenfranchised farmers set up a make-shift market in the parking lot of the casino, and I'll go there to support them if they are allowed to continue outside of the umbrella of the "official" market.  Sad but true.

11 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

You go, girl!!! Stick up for those local farmers!! I love your produce drawing - very colorful. nancy

Cathy Holtom said...

Great drawing, you can't beat fresh produce straight from the grower.

Alex said...

Awww Nice one Cordelia! These definitely look edible =) And totally reminds me of Debra Morris's version as well.

Alissa Duke said...

Yummmm - a delicious table of market foods. Those new watercolour pencils look great ! Did you buy a whole set or just specific colours?

Lissa Rachelle said...

Very nice sketch. I love the whimsical feel to it. Makes me want to di out my watercolour pencils and start using them more.

Lynn said...

Thanks for the comments! Alissa, I got the big box with 36 luscious colors.

ElasticUnicorn said...

Hello Cordelia,

My, what a simply splendid drawing.
I really must look at some more of your work when I can get to my computer (using a Blackberry).
Keep up the great work.

Stew.
ElasticUnicorn.

Ann said...

Great drawing! I love that blue check background showing off the vegies too.

raena said...

Wonderful painting!! I hear you one the farmer's market dilemma. I gave up on our when I saw the same truck that delivers to our grocery stores, show up and deliver to them. Turned out that it wasn't even local!

meegan said...

love the cherries!

Andrei said...

Bravo! realistic colors, and it looks very tasty :)