Monday, September 22, 2008

Personality and plants

Jessie - line drawing
11 x 14
copyright Jeanette Jobson

I think one of the reasons that I enjoy drawing animals or people is that I love seeing the personalities shine through and trying to capture them on paper.

Animals as well as people have their own quirks, likes and dislikes and ways of living their lives. Their expressions are so often true to their personalities. This line drawing is of my daughter's and fiance's dog, Jessie. Jessie is a high energy, playful dog. She's part Labrador, part Retriever and those breeds are reflected in both her looks and personality.

I'll start adding some values to the drawing and see if I can bring out her fun side.

copyright Jeanette Jobson

I've been gathering more of my heirloom tomatoes from the greenhouse as the growing season is closing in fast with a frost forecast tonight. Besides the wonderful flavour of the tomatoes, I love the shapes of these fruits. Lumpy and bumpy with ridges, valleys and indents, they are unique and so different from the 'perfect' tomatoes found in the supermarket.

I also have about 10 pounds of purple beans to be topped, tailed, blanched and frozen. Not a task I particularly want to do, but I know that it will help fill the freezer and be welcome during the winter.


Katherine Tyrrell said...

Those are yummy looking tomatoes Jeanette - food for the eyes!

Jennifer Rose said...

Nice start to Jessie. I would imagine with having those 2 breeds in her that she is a goof. All the labs and Retrievers I have met were goofs, smart goofs, but still silly at times. Mine was a big lab that only wanted to play fetch and occasionally point at a duck in the field.

the tomatoes look great :) None of our Heirloom tomatoes grew :/ 100s of other tomatoes, but none of those. I think there are still tomatoes coming out of the greenhouses. And they taste so much better then store bought.

Robyn said...

Beautiful line drawing, Jeanette, you always make it look so effortless. It's wonderful to give yourself such a strong start then the rest should be pure pleasure. Brava.

Jeanette said...

Aren't they interesting looking Katherine? I love the shapes and colours.

Thanks Jennifer. She's definitely got the goof in her... :)

THe heirlooms aren't as prolific as the more modern varieties but they sure make up for it in flavour.

I love line drawing Robyn. I would happily leave drawings at that stage forever. I enjoy the shading, but will always love the clean simple lines best.