Still Life in a Busy World

The deck project is ongoing and I am still at home watching it come together.  One of the contractors brought us beautiful heirloom peppers and I painted them.   I sat before my easel concentrating on making only marks and strokes that counted.  Trying not to “pick” or “guess” what had to happen but thinking it through, painting the right value next to the correct value in the right shape.  It is habit forming and wonderfully meditative.  It is also a great way to paint. Now, if someone wants to taste Fall’s Bounty of Vegetables in my house, they have to come down to my studio to find them.

The Peppers Walt Gave Me

Heirloom Peppers

I also painted all the tomatoes that my son Sam had grown and given to me in a bowl glowing in the late afternoon sun from a window.

Sam's Tomatoes

Sam’s Tomatoes

Finally, I had a great time painting the coolest blue box and the warmest red orange tomatoes.    I like the soft edges here.

Special Heirloom Tomatoes from Gathering Together Farm

Blue Box, Red Tomatoes

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About Kate McGee

Pastel artist who paints real and imagined landscapes.
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