Sunday, August 08, 2010
Field and studio
While I'm busy in the studio, life outside on the farm is also busy. Early this morning I walked over to the vegetable garden and amidst gorgeous zucchini blooms and sprawling squash plants, rose scarlet veined beetroot, rainbow chard and these lovely French breakfast radishes. Can you tell that I grow things that have drawing potential? The colour of the radishes appealed to me so I brought a couple in and sketched them with coloured pencil. I don't like the taste of radishes but they're very pretty in a salad and make wonderful drawing models.
I was given a bucket full of capelin and have been busy printing and freezing lots for later in the year. These little fish always appeal to me and also keep me ensconced in the studio. The are small and delicate and the colours in them are wonderful when they're fresh and these were literally gathered off the beach before ending up in my hands. Blues, greens, violets and silver make them perfect for drawing painting and printing. You will be seeing lots more of these. But I also have a freezer full of other fish that need printing. These I hope to make some progress on when I get some holidays in a week or so.