Saturday, September 08, 2012

The Start of the Harvest

Last year, I drew produce that I had bought at the Farmers' Market.  This year, I'm drawing produce that I grew myself in the community garden. I'm pretty proud of these. The colors are intense and the flavor is unbelievable.  That's the way a tomato is supposed to taste - bright and vibrant - an explosion of flavor in your mouth.  The lettuce was fabulous this year, I got a third crop by planting the seeds underneath the potato leaves which protected them from the hot sun in July so the leaves did not get bitter.  The onions and peppers have a really intense taste without being harsh.  Next up is potatoes and carrots. There is something so simple and satisfying about growing and harvesting your own food. And of course, drawing before devouring it.
Watercolor paint in the HandBook sketchbook. Photo taken with the iPhone 4 camera and a way better photo than in the previous post.

11 comments:

Carolyn Dube said...

The colors are so rich - your vegetables are stunning! Congrats on having grown them yourself!

Boud said...

Thank you so much both for the vivid and exciting image and for disabling the capcha thing! it's getting almost impossible to decipher, and I turned mine off ages ago for similar reasons.

Molly said...

Such bold colors... I bet they are delicious... All the more so for having grown them yourself!

Mary Walker Designs said...

I'm with you my capcha security is gone now too. It's nice to see your blog I'll look forward to coming back more as you share.

rebeccastahr said...

The color is gorgeous!

Beth said...

Think I may try produce too. Isn't it wonderful to be able to EAT color?

Shirley said...

Lovely painting Lynn.

Za faran said...

It has been great visiting these pages! I love its simplicity and beauty.Thank you for sharing, Cordelia!

broworkshopsketching said...

So bold colors for this sketch!
Well done!

Sue said...

This is a really inspiring post for me. I also grow my own vegetables but I had not thought of painting them first. I agree that nothing tastes better than homegrown grub:)
xx

Denise Mulligan said...

A beautiful watercolor! I love the vibrant colors.
I agree that vegetables straight from the garden are unbelievable in taste compared to grocery store ones.