Monday, September 12, 2011

How Much Corn Can an Artist Shuck ...

Sweet Corn

...if an artist would shuck corn?  I was asked to shuck corn for dinner.  My sister-in-law's family was staying with us at the Cape.  My brother-in-law is a fantastic cook and he always treats us to one of his specially prepared delicous meals.  He gave me the simple task to shuck the corn.  I went outside and as I began to shuck the second ear of corn, I noticed how nice this experience was.  I could hear someone playing a wind instrument next door, nice breeze, the beach in front of me, the cold, damp feel of the corn silk.  I saw my paints out of the corner of my eye and quickly started to paint.  I had to hurry.  Wet into wet, laying down the colors fast before I got caught.  Well, I ended up getting caught and the corn was immediately taken away and the task passed onto someone else!  So much for shucking corn....

The second photo is an amazing sunset.  It turns out that there was a big rain and hail storm on the other side of this sunset.

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  1. I love that feeling when you get that urge - that feeling when you just HAVE to paint! And what a great subject to inspire! I love the photo too, maybe you could paint that as well :0)

  2. Sandra, I love that feeling, too! It is so exhilarating. I love the photo, but, I think someone should do it in pastels. Right now, the photo is too intimidating to me in the way of painting it.

  3. Chucking corn can be very inspiring :-)) and your painting is a great proof!

  4. Hahaaa--I love it. I can just picture you doing that. Love the looseness of that painting--and I know what you mean--shucking corn is such a summertime activity--so many good memories it conjures up. Fun!

  5. Hi Liana! Looking at your watercolor I thought when you really like something the painting turns out beautiful! love this loose way you painted!


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