More autumn color. Not sure why all of these look a bit fuzzy on the preview—but you get the drift, I think.
latest updates: colored pencil
While I was on vacation it seems a bear (or two?) came by and cleaned all the apples off my trees, breaking most of the branches in the process. They left neat piles of cores and peelings under the tree and also their scat, which is how I know it was a bear(s). So I had to find other apple trees to make applesauce this year, and my son found a tree next to a railroad track that was loaded. I went there and got a great haul of apples. There’s nothing quite like home-made apple sauce!!!
After coming back from vacation and having missed most of the best autumn color in my own neck o’ the woods, I’m still finding some color here and there and am using colored pencil again because it’s very contemplative and relaxing for me. This sort of close-up nature study is my very favorite thing to mess with and I’m back at it while there is still some autumn color available.
Here is the full color drawing of the two peppers. I don’t believe I’ve exhausted their use. I am watching them whither and dry (the change in color is amazing). I can see a least one or two more drawings from them before I crush them and use them for seasoning.
Orange Pepper: pencil, graphite, prismacolor, ink.
Tomato soup the Polish way! I grew up with the occasional rice & tomato soup, rounded off with a little bit of cream and freshly chopped parsley. Mhhhh
For those of you who are into nature journaling, here is something else I enjoy doing: Making a picture map of my favorite places. It’s amazing how a simple map like this, without a whole lot of drawing skills, can bring back a place during the dreary winter months. I make notations of the plants and insect life and wild life I may have seen. In this instance I found a sun-bleached cow skeleton and dragged part of it home for future reference. I must draw that some time. It’s mainly a jaw bone and the whole backbone and would make a good “a la O’Keeffe” picture.
I couldn’t think of ideas, so I decided to try the monthly challenge: desserts. The first time I read the challenge, I though it said deserts, so I ended up drawing ice cream in the desert. It seemed only fair.
I sketched this out with a 3H pencil and then with a 01 pt Prismacolor fineline pen. After erasing the pencil altogether, I filled with prismacolor premier pencils.