10/16/10

Squash

Autumn Vegetables
Here we are half way into my autumn-vegetable-series-for-the-month-of-October, and this is the first I have painted.  I guess I shouldn't point out my shortcomings, should I?  This is a contour ink drawing of the vegetables lined up down the table.  They are really very large vegetables and would have lent themselves to being painted in a large format. Of course I can still do that.

It is a beautiful fall Saturday in Northern Michigan.  The leaves are brilliant, and the bay is very blue.We went downtown to the new chili restaurant for chili dogs for lunch. I forgot to take my sketchbook to sketch the salt shakers.  We'll be going back.

Now we are about to pick up on the bathroom project that we put aside for the summer.  Summer is long gone, and we are still trying to think up excuses not to get at it.  We are enablers.  Maybe that's why we have been together for so long.

Hope it's a beautiful day wherever you are - maybe you are outside sketching, or maybe you are inside painting your bathroom.

4 comments:

Marj said...

As always--love the colors. I bought a "tree" of brussel sprouts at the Farm Market and shared them with my daughter. But I did search your blog for the recipe for roasted B. Sprouts. Found it, made them (delish!) but first I painted them (in my new book). I'm ready to do the spine on my new book, but we cleaned up the old flwrs etc. each day and then went Fall Photographing and sketching/WC. for several beautiful days in a row. Next week will start the "spine."

Sally Ann Baker said...

Your watercolor journaling is just how I wish mine could be. Do you ever mess up a page and rip it out?

Carol C said...

Just a beautiful painting! Nah, you don't need to explain yourself....just go with it. You made a beautiful painting!

Catherine said...

Marj - Glad you had some nice days to go painting and photographing - a couple of fun things for you two to do together.

We had wind and sleet today!

Sally Ann - yes I mess them up. I have cut them out and replaced the page a couple of times. Leave a quarter of an inch of the old page to glue the new page onto: ) Usually I don't care - it's all part of being "in the moment".

Carol - Thanks!