Monday, February 17, 2014

Squash and Salt Cellar Scratchboard

These are items from my heart: last summer's squashes and a whimsical ceramic salt cellar. Every time I look at this drawing, I recall the smell of fresh pumpkin.

The drawing was done from a still life, using squashes grown in my garden this past summer, stored in the garage through the hard winter, and eaten with gusto after serving as a prop in the studio. Here's the recipe: cut the squash into sections, slather the sections  with ghee, olive oil and jaggery. Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and cinnamon, then roast at 350˚F until fork tender.

The salt cellar is a much loved little piece of ceramic that I picked up at a craft show at Columbia University a couple of lifetimes ago. I've always been enchanted by the interaction of the two figures - their conversation goes on forever.

This is an unframed, 8" x 10" scratchboard drawing done on an Ampersand flat gessoed panel painted with india ink and sealed with spray fixative. It will be for sale through my Etsy shop.

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