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?