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Still life? Dead Nature?

It still puzzles me that we say ‘still life’ but in Italian they say ‘dead Nature’ –seems too ‘gloomy’ to me!fruitbowl007

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art-illustration-design Eating and Drinking: wine food beer cooking Italy-Italia Journal Life Sketching

Basta poco . .

 

Basta poco  = it doesn’t take much! Neighbour gives us vegetables, I draw them, Lesley cooks them, and we eat them!

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Artichoke . . . again . .

I love these things: when I first arrived in Italy with Lesley, I ate artichokes in one form or other every day for three weeks.  AND they are so beautiful . . .

Also my mate Terry & his wife, Sue bought me some watercolour pencils for Xmas. So today I thought I’d try them out. Good fun. Especially since ~I’ve been working almost entirely in B&W for the last couple of months. . . .trying to get these illustrations right for the book . . .  .