A blog by Cathy Holtom, an English artist living and painting in Sicily.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Lemons and more Lemons
It's the time of year here when the trees are full of lemons and oranges. As I look out the window all I can see are yellow blobs in the trees, waiting to be harvested in February and March. Of course the kitchen is already full of enormous fragrant lemons and juicy manderine oranges. I just need to find some more lemony recipes, We had a lovely lemon risotto this week and I'm working up to a lemony chicken and lemon cheesecake!
I have been playing with my watercolour pencils sketching lemons (what else?), I scanned them as I went along.
First I sketched the lemon with the 'dry' pencils.
Then water was added to dissolve the
I used normal coloured pencils
over the top to add more colour/
I usually use water soluble pencils for sketching landscapes on location. If you run out of time you can always put the wash on at home.