We trimmed our grapefruit and orange trees Monday. Today we are both stiff and sore. That’s why we fished yesterday, too sore to do anything else. This is a sketch of an escaped grapefruit still clad in leaves. I put my sketchbook on the ground and took a picture of all the work that still needs to be done However, we will forget the soreness when we get to eat the fruit in about a month or two.
‘Trimmed fruit trees
To the point of exhaustion
And more work to do’
Watercolor on Arches 140# watercolor paper
#inktober #haikutober. Day 23.
I got a new pen and mixed 2 ink sample together to fill the pen. I didn’t realize the ink was water soluble but am so happy it was, then I could use it for shading.
‘Tomato and pears
Came with us from Wisconsin
Sunning on the sill’
Tomato from our garden and pears from my daughter’s tree. Both are almost ready to eat.
Pen: hand made by Jon Piper so I call it my ‘Piper Cub’.
I have a pear sitting on my sill ripening and thought, hmm, two more things would make a nice painting, so I added an apple and a tiny vase of blooms. I finished the painting and wrote the haiku:
‘Three is not a crowd
A pear, apple and small blooms
Make great companions’
I put my favorite brushes in there also because I use them most of the time; Escoda travel brushes, #2 and 6.