New work – still life, because it’s still only 14 degrees out there.

Mason Jar with Cranberries

Mason Jar with Cranberries

Also referred to around here as Nanny Berries (for their awful, goat-like smell when cooking) or Sargent Berries, the upright Viburnum grows 10 – 15 feet tall with narrow twisting trunks. The berries ripen in late summer and exist at all stages at once: pale unripe berries, red, purple and then dried black or blue. Both fruit and feathery white or cream blossoms are very popular with the bees, deer and birds.

I can’t decide if I want to put them in every still life I do from now on, or never draw them again.

Mason Jar with Cranberries, 20″ x 16″, pastel on board

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