Melissa Shook and I have been drawing together at the dining room table. "Parallel play," someone called it. Play for the sake of play, without ambition, trying to do justice to the tomatoes, onions, and pear. We never got to the potatoes.
Melissa likes to work with pen and ink. The lines build up and gather mass. The color is from oil pastels. Melissa brought a dandy set.
She's fearless with brown.
We left the porch door open. The breeze came in.
The ball chair is good for the back. Melissa's dog Bogie kept us company.
I was happy with onions.
Onions and a single pear.
I want to you see these marvelous tomatoes! We ate it with dinner--the large red one. Another friend joined us. First big big green olives and Vovray, then corn chowder made from Rebecca Loudon's recipe, followed by the tomato with olive oil, garlic and basil, ice cream sandwiches for dessert.