Periodically, I’ll add sketches to this page. I like sharing sketches because they often are different from my more polished or finished work. They can reveal something about my process toward a final work or they can demonstrate a more loose and free style that I like to practice.
This is perhaps the most beautiful little apple I’ve ever seen. It is rather small and has a gorgeous russet orange undertone that gives this apple a beautiful glow. Delicious too!
This apple is a local favorite and one of my favorites for baking. Another from my friends at Five Mile Orchards in Corralitos, CA.
This apple has a light floral flavor and a high acid content. It is crunchy and lightly sweet. Popular in ciders. From my friends at Five Mile Orchard in Corralitos, CA.
This little apple may be called a crab apple by some. But since there is some debate, I leave that indicator out of my description. This is a very small apple that is usually used in cider making.
This is an heirloom apple - traditionally a British cider apple. Not much for eating but delicious in ciders!
From my friends at 5 Mile Orchard in Corralitos, CA
watercolor on paper
Inspired by the opportunity to participate in an exhibit focused specifically on fungus/mushrooms, I whipped up a few quick watercolor sketches.
These delicious mushrooms can be found in the redwood forests of California, as well as many other places throughout the world. This little sketch will be featured in a fungus-themed exhibit in Santa Cruz, CA during the annual Fungus Fair.
This mushroom grows in decaying wood and can be found in Douglas Fir forests. As our rainy season begins, I look forward to seeing what mushrooms I’ll find while I’m out and about.