Sketch: Afternoon Apples “Afternoon Apples”, pastel, 5″ x 7″ (paper size) © Bernadette E. Kazmarski A pastel sketch of Granny Smith apples, mixed pastels and pastel pencils on 2-ply vellum bristol. An independent produce seller visits my neighborhood every two weeks, in the growing season carrying all local grown stuff, in winter fruits and vegetables that were good deals from some of the larger local suppliers, along with local cheese, butter and honey. We used to call these guys “hucksters”, but that almost seems derogatory compared to this entrepreneur, who is also a small farmer himself, who took the chance to knock on a few doors and start getting customers. We also exchange conversation about our holidays and the things we’ll be cooking. He had a special on Granny Smith apples, which I like to eat and bake with (so I guess an apple crisp is in my future), and I joked that I’ve also painted them and I should count the purchase as a tax deduction for materials. Immediately I envisioned two apples on the table by the dining room window in the cool indirect winter light. And so I did paint the apples, two of them at least. There was a baker’s dozen of apples in each bag. Should I claim a deduction for 2/26 or 1/13 of the cost? I may also paint the peppers and cucumber and maybe a few more apples. I think I’m creating an accounting nightmare. I’ll get more out of the apples if I just eat them. But I think you’ll be seeing a few more little still lifes like this. I’ve been eyeing my Clementines too. . . . . . . . If you’d be interested in purchasing this sketch, please contact me. Likely I’ll frame it and add it to my Etsy shop. 00Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Christmas Day Trail SketchesConceptual Christmas Tree 0 Comments […] You can see the non-feline sketch I dared to make to day on my blog Today. […] Loading... Reply […] had mentioned with the last sketch of fruit that I was eyeing those […] Loading... Reply […] are the paintings I am showing in this exhibit, “Afternoon Apples“, “Clementines” and “Spring Morning […] Loading... Reply […] are the paintings I am showing in this exhibit, “Afternoon Apples“, “Clementines” and “Spring Morning […] Loading... Reply Leave a ReplyCancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.