Saturday, December 15, 2007

You Know You're an Artist If...

...you wander the produce section of your local grocery store looking for something to paint.

3.25" x 3.25" watercolor
Stacy L. Rowan

I painted this little pomegranate last year. I distinctly remember seeing them on sale for $2.50 a piece and thinking that was a bit steep for a fruit that is a lot of work to eat and not very filling. But as I took a closer look, I noticed its not quite round shape and I began to admire its nice red color. Hmm...maybe $2.50 wasn't that much after all. Just think of all the money I'm saving by not painting silver and crystal! A couple of dollars for reference material is a down-right bargain, don't ya think?!

6 comments:

Carol said...

Hi Stacy,
Thought it was only me. Everything in the produce dept. gets examined as reference material. Had three pears a few months ago on my drafting table on a plate. Can't tell you how many times my husband came in asking if the pears could be eaten yet...Love the pomegranate.

Jennifer Rose said...

Very nice painting of a pomegranate :) I used to eat them all the time, buy them cheaply from farmers because that was the only way to afford them lol. They are definitely not cheap. I'm always looking at all the different coloured veggies and fruit and arranging them in my head to try to get a good image. I would buy them but no one really eats vegatables here, and it seems like such a waste to just buy them, draw and than throw out :/

Jeanette said...

This is a lovely little watercolour Stacy. I love these fruit, the colour is so bright even if the little seeds are a pain to eat!

I too wander the fruit and veg section of the market looking for interesting things to draw. Right now its fresh kumquats and holly sprigs waiting for me to draw them. :)

bluelilac said...

Your pomegranate has a feeling of Christmas.
I love the wonderful deep red you use in some of your paintings. I'd love to know the name of the red and the maker of your watercolour paints.
Bluelilac

Stacy said...

See, we all have this in common! :D I wonder if grogery stores know how much produce is sold for still life set ups? LOL

Jeanette, you have me thinking about where I can find some holly...

Blue, I probably used alizarin crimson in this painting, but my new favorite deep red is perylene maroon. Quinacridone red is good too. I use mostly Winsor Newton brand paints.

Robyn said...

It was worth every cent, Stacy, you've made a beautiful painting of it.