Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cooking Up a Painting


  Fruity Goodness watercolor 5x3"

Last week we bought some apricots and a week later they were still hard, not ripening and sour :( So two days ago I chopped them up, added pulp from one mango tucked away in the freezer last summer, mixed in  pomegranate juice, a bit of sugar, ginger and red pepper flecks.  A few minutes in the microwave gave me a bottle full of delicious chutney to be savored for a few days !!!  

As the jar sat on the kitchen counter basking in the sunlight, I quickly painted this small watercolor.  I used my water brush and the small field paint kit with mostly transparent colors. The glass jar was a bit daunting to capture but I am pleased with both my cooking and painting --a day well spent :) 

12 comments:

Kathy Staicer said...

Absolutely beautiful I love the colors and can imagine how delicious the chutney was.

meera said...

Thank you Kathy! It is delicious indeed-if I may brag a bit :)

Kala said...

Wowww ur really ingenious thats a gr8 idea of painting the things around :)

meera said...

Kala Thank you :) Actually, I happily join a long line of artists who paint things around their home - he he !!

Thaikaden said...

Nice chutney painting

padmaja said...

Two constructive tasks at the same time.. now I call that the wisest way to spend your time.. lovely colors Meera!

meera said...

Thank you, @Thaikaden :)

meera said...

Padmaja, Thanks ! Colors and light are what inspired me to paint it :)

Crystal Cook said...

This is gorgeous meera. It's just glowing! And it sounds super yummy too. :)

meera said...

Thank you Crystal! Than was a fun double project :)

Irina said...

Sounds like a sunny day very well spent! Good, so good!

meera said...

Thanks Irina, yes can't get enough of those kind of days :)

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