peaches oil pastel

I swore I’d be drawing a fruit a week after my daylong workshop on oil pastels.  Oh well, maybe a fruit a month.  But these New Jersey peaches were too good to miss. Featured recently in the NY Times, local peaches are worth an extra trip and a few extra bucks.  Find the fun article here listing the sources if you want to grab a few while they are still available in our area.  These are from the Demarest Farms in Hillsdale.


Drawing has a longer shelf life than fruit.  It’s already time to polish off these babies. But the takeaway is that both a peach and a drawing are worthy of making some time for.  Both will quickly elude you if you don’t make a point of them.  The real life peach is much more of a master work than my little sketch.  I wasn’t sure if I could get these to be peaches at all, but they shaped up in the end.  Now if I could only get some practice I may actually get the hang of it.  The zinnias are starting to bloom, looking much like a subject in the making…


or maybe these radishes from the farm… eat it? draw it?



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2 Comments to Peachy

  1. July 31, 2014 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    delicious! both versions!
    and LOVE your gift boat for your little friend. Very fetching and very romantic! I hope you have lots of fun making sea going vessels together – such a great time to spend summer days :) xx