daily painting | sidewalk squash

Abundant flowers, fruits and veggies grow just outside a nearby urban farm and continue to give me fun subjects to paint. This butternut squash, sheltered under its beach umbrella leaves, had interesting lights and darks, greenish shadows from reflected light, and twisty vines and stalks and tendrils. All right there growing in a container on the sidewalk. I’ve managed to keep pots of flowers and herbs alive out on my deck (mostly; there have been some grisly casualties), but more often than not I have a black thumb, so I admire such tenderly cared-for growing things. It’s a comfort; life is happening even in the midst of the apocalypse.

10″ x 10″ watercolor, pen, acrylic ink on paper = $130