Sunday, November 14, 2010

Farmers market—Portland Maine

It's getting cold here in Portland so the farmer market is waining. Really all that is left are the cold weather root vegetables. After sketching a bit, I bought some delicious carrots and two bunches of kale to make the even more delicious kale crisps.

With winter just around the corner, the beautiful colors of fall are fading. The late summer flowers in window boxes and flower pots in front of the businesses in the Old Port have been replaced with mums and ornamental kale. Soon it will all be replaced with holiday balsam, lights and wreaths.

It's pie season. This lovely apple pie was in a coffee shop on the way home. No pie for me though...well, maybe a bite...maybe...

Inspired by the wonderful Yupo paintings by Suzanne at A Brush with Color, I brought this Indian Corn home to try my hand at painting on Yupo. The unpredictability of paint that floats on the surface is a challenge but can be very fun and creative.

15 comments:

travelingsuep said...

Great sketches and painting Jennifer. Love your use of colour as always.

Cathy Holtom said...

Your colours are beautiful.

Alice Stroppel said...

Your work is lovely. It makes me want to be there, you've made everything so inviting.

winna said...

Your colors you use are such knockout great !

dana said...

I hope I've told you how much I enjoy the vibrancy of your work. I like it for so many reasons not the least of which is that I have come to midcoast Maine for 33 summers and you let me share it in the other seasons. thank you

Frank said...

These are beautiful sketches of your day at the Farmer's Market Jennifer. Our markets get really busy, even in this weather, so I don't think I would have the nerve to stand there sketching like you!

sue said...

Oh, wow, Jennifer--I didn't even see these 'til now--they're gorgeous! I love the playfulness and the colors in your palette are always beautiful. Glad you tried yupo--I love that stuff!

vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

All of these look fabulous! Such vibrant lines and rich colors!

raena said...

Wonderful! I'm always inspired here!

Margie said...

Wow, they are so beautiful. I just started to use watercolors. What brand of watercolors do you use? They are so bright!

phthaloblu said...

These are wonderful sketches, so full of color. My fav is the farmer's market.

Ann said...

Your sketches are always such a breath of fresh air! Beautiful!

Teri C said...

Fabulous colors and wonderful subjects. I love anything in Maine and these are wonderful and inspiring.

Diddly-doo said...

Lady, you make the juiciest watercolors I have ever seen! =)

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful and expressive ink lines...:)Smashing color...as always! ;)