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A Pair of Pears

This week I successfully remembered to not eat all of my pears* before I could get around to painting them! Anyways, I thought it might be interesting for people to see what the progress of one of these paintings looks like and how I work. This was one of the …

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Spice Jars

Well it finally happened. I ate all my photogenic perishable food for the week before I got around to painting any of it. So instead of fruit or veggies, this week I’ve painted some of my spices. From left to right you’re looking at jars of cumin, sumac, and turmeric. …

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Nectarines: A Study

This week’s edible still life is of nectarines which I might end up regretting. I chose these particular specimens because they were pretty and I needed something to paint but it’s been five days and they’re still hard. I’d like to be able to eat them before they grow mold, …

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Tomatoes? Tomatoes!

Tomatoes are one of my all-times favorite foods–as long as they’re not rotten or growing mold there isn’t much you can do to them that will make me not eat them. My mother used to grow them in her garden, and getting to eat fresh tomatoes was one of the …

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Eggplant! Painting and Recipe

At some point–I’m not sure when, I didn’t eat it much growing up–eggplant became one of my favorite vegetables. They’re also one of the more photogenic vegetables, so here’s a watercolor painting I did of one before I slayed it for my dinner. This a recipe I came up with …

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Watercolor Watermelon

Ok, so I like watermelon a lot in theory. It’s the quintessential summer food, right? It’s by far the most superior melon in both appearance (color! Stripes!) and taste (anything is better than cantaloupe, why is it in every single fruit salad), right? It’s even healthy–look at all that Vitamin …

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What I Drew At CONvergence

I was at CONvergence last weekend, and as I always do at conventions I filled several sketchbook pages while listening to panels. These are basically the artistic equivalent of fidgeting, so I don’t have a ton to say about the individual drawings except to point out that they are an …

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Women Painting Themselves: pt 9

Lilly Martin Spencer* 1822-1902 Lilly Martin Spencer was born in Europe but she spent most of her life in America, specifically Ohio, New York City, and New Jersey. Her parents were very encouraging of her artistic studies, and her husband let his career take second place to supporting hers while …

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