Red Peppers in Glass Bowl color pencils by Meera Rao
My color pencil piece 'Red Peppers in Glass Bowl' was selected for "Food For Thought" show sponsored by the Capitol Hill Art League. I am grateful that Juror Bonny Wolf has helped me to be a part of the DC area artists as we slowly make a home there. The peppers were from our garden a few summers ago and though it took me quite while to complete, it was a fun piece to work on. I really loved combining the abstract and realistic style in same painting.
By the way here is a fun fact from a Smithsonian article "Whats so hot about Chili Peppers" : According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American now consumes 5.9 pounds of chilies a year, more than the per capita consumption of asparagus, cauliflower or green peas.
If you happen to be in DC area before April 16, please do stop by and enjoy the show :)