Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Tomato or a Torte ... what?














drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
You Say Tomato; I Say Heirloom!
colored pencils on paper ~ approx. 4" h x 4.25" w
August 2011

I love the unusual shapes and multi-colors of heirloom tomatoes - the taste is amazing too! So I drew one, before it became part of a salad. At least it  brightens up this blog and my mood, a little, after all the rainy days of July!!! :o)

For this drawing, I used:
  • Sanford Prismacolors colored pencils
  • Derwent Coloursofts colored pencils
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils
  • Caran d'Ache Luminance colored pencils
  • Daler-Rowney acid-free, recycled paper
  • Lascaux spray fixative

So you wonder, why did I put "torte" in the post title? Am I crazy (possibly)?  No, not really crazy. We're off to Vienna, Austria for a short vacation - where there will be tortes a plenty!! I'm taking my new moleskine sketchbook, which I've titled "Travel to Other Places", and my Pigma Micron pens with me onboard the plane. Debating on what coloring "tools" I'll take along... haven't decided, but it won't be the usual "everything plus the kitchen sink" this time and they'll be in my suitcase. Have to keep it really simple, since we're flying!

Mozart Monument - Vienna, Autstria
Photochrome print created/published between ca.1890-1900
US Library of Congress Photochrome Prints Collection 1890-1900
Public domain image - no known restrictions.

Unfortunately, we'll be in Vienna on our cat's, Sacha (the rightful owner of this blog), birthday. Oops! We'll just have to make it up to her when we return. This was her reaction to the news...

photo copyright J. Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved
Sacha is niet blij met ons!
Sacha is not happy with us!

I wonder if I can get a famous Sacher Torte for a cat named Sacha? Fish flavored, chocolate, torte? Hmmm ... I don't think so! ;o)

See you sometime next week...hopefully with a few drawings/sketches of Vienna.

doei (bye),
Judy
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1 comment:

Meisie said...

Beautiful drawing! I love the cross hatched shadows!!! The tomoato looks so yummy, I'm sure it tasted wonderful! LOVE the pic of Scaha!!! I'm still giggling :D

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