Friday, April 30, 2010

lovely rhubarb


I am using some time to explore the varieties of mark-making as well as strengthening my drawing skills. This week I have been doing a lot of drawing with both pencil and pen and ink, and some painting in gouache. I have been using paper in different shades of grey, green, blue, and brown, which are wonderful colors to paint and draw on. It has been so fun to experiment, to draw whatever comes to mind, and to make closer study of form, color and light.

Seedlings (from imagination)

Carrots/Parsnips (from memory)

Lovely Rhubarb (from veg box)

We have started getting a weekly veg box and I love the surprise of what is inside. This was the first week and we got white sprouting broccoli, beetroot, and rhubarb. How strange! The rhubarb was drawn from observation with pencil and gouache. I have decided to make a weekly task of creating a drawing/painting/representation of our veg box surprise!

(And later today I'm going to make rhubarb and ginger muffins.)


Jessica said...

I love when you sketch food. I want to eat everything you draw. :)

Mary Lundquist said...

Thanks Jess! Too bad you can't try the rhubarb muffins, they are fantastic...

abbey said...

I love these, Mary.... what are they drawn on? The vampires from Inman St say hi.