Monday, August 6, 2012

Drawings in Progress

Drawing has become a lot more important to my practice recently. I've spent most of my summer making works on paper, since I have such a small space to work in. Soon I'll be in my new apartment and I'll have much more space. I'm ready to start working big and using oil paint again. However, I'm very pleased with the drawings I've made this summer. I mean, I guess these are paintings since they have paint on them, but I just always think of them as drawings. Here are some drawings/paintings/whatever you want to call them that I started today.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Quick Tomato Relish

I made a simple little tomato relish the other day, and I'm obsessed with it.  I've put it on little garlic toasts and pasta so far, but it would be great for salads, sandwiches, you name it.  All you do is dice a few Roma tomatoes, add a clove or two of garlic, a little bit of red onion, Italian dressing, salt and pepper. I used a cheap, generic Italian dressing and it was fine.  I can't stop eating this.  You don't want to go overboard on the garlic and onion.  Since they are raw, a little goes a long way.  This is mostly about the sweetness of the tomato.  My husband is crazy about this as well, which really surprised me.  You might find that the picky eater in your life loves this as well.

(I thought this was a nice little still life.  It's just the skin of the red onion on my messy kitchen table.  I'm not much of a photographer, so I'm excited when something like this happens.)