Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sweet, rich and undecided
With shopping and cleaning and winding down a bit (read napping) I haven't spent a lot of time painting or drawing outside of some commissions, but have lots of ideas floating around in my head that I hope to put onto paper soon.
One of these is a drawing or painting of the image above. This is a Cherry Blossom and they bring with it memories of my father and childhood. My father was diabetic and would at times would go into insulin reactions and need something sweet quickly to counteract the effects. There were always a handful of these chocolate cherries on top of the fridge and we knew as children they we were never allowed to touch them. And we didn't.
While I was picking up something at the drugstore today, I saw a line of these along with many other kinds of chocolate bars by the checkout. On impulse I picked one up and decided it would make an interesting drawing or painting. I got it home and took it out of its little box and unwrapped it. It seems smaller than I remember or perhaps as a child it just seemed larger then.
To reveal the cherry and gooey filling, it had to be bitten into. The chocolate shell is thick and boy it sure is sweet. Oh the things I do for art... however, I did break into it and did a quick watercolour sketch as well as taking some photos, so now I need to decide on a medium and move ahead.
And no, I didn't eat the rest of the Cherry Blossom. Its still sitting in its sticky splendour, waiting for me to succumb, find a willing volunteer or dump it.