Monday, May 24, 2010

A Break From the Mess

"Farmers' Market Breakfast"
colored pencil
10" x 12"

My house is a total wreck right now. We are preparing for a huge yard sale that will be this weekend, followed by, hopefully, a move to a new house in a few more weeks. So, I'm wading through 15 years of accumulated clutter in hopes of not taking it with us (except, of course, for the clutter which is natural to any still life studio).

Above is my newest colored pencil work which will be in the Arts in the Air show at Petit Jean in July. This is the show with the agricultural theme. I took a few artistic liberties since no farmers' market around here is going to have strawberries and pears at the same time. They look good together though, don't they? I really enjoyed loading this one up with color. The canteloupes had me a little worried at first, but they settled down and behaved. It was a bit of a challenge trying to get the right color on them.

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