Spaghetti Squash and Acorn Squash, ink & watercolor, 8x5"

Spaghetti Squash and Acorn Squash, ink & watercolor, 8x5"

We’re still not having winter, just more lovely sunny days near 70 degrees. I long for the cool rainy weather that makes it so appealing to bake winter squash and simmer hearty soups while painting in the studio. So the squash gets sketched instead of eaten.

Sonia's Squash, ink & watercolor, 5x8"

Sonia's Squash, ink & watercolor, 5x8"

The green squash isn’t really named “Sonia’s Squash” but I always think of my friend Sonia when I see these because of this amazing watercolor she painted of one with hundreds of glazes. (Correction: in reading the title I see that hers isn’t a squash it’s an Australian Blue Pumpkin.)

These squash are actually side by side on a spread in the Moleskine I’m working in (along with two other sketchbooks this month) but since the Moleskine is bound in stupid landscape format it doesn’t fit in my scanner.

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  1. Love your squash…I could have done with more cold weather here too…I feel like I’ve missed out on a season! I tried a watercolor of my “century” plant…don’t like it…going to try again till I get something that “grabs” me! Your friend’s (Mesart) Australian Blue Pumpkin is gorgeous! Of course the fee knocked my socks off!

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  2. Wonderful squash!!! I’m going produce shopping this afternoon! So often I can’t think of things to paint, but I need to just paint and vegetables are easily available…..and there are such interesting squash choices. We are having cool rainy weather so soup is a good idea. Do you have a favorite recipe to suggest?

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  3. Jana

    I so admire your ability to render your squashes so beautifully and quickly ( it took me about a year for Big Blue). Thanks fir the honorific!

    Sonia

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  4. Love them both.

    We never get soup weather, so we just make them and turn the ac down 🙂

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