Every spring, towards the end of March, we get a big snow storm. People here call it the St. Patrick’s Day storm. It comes just as we start to think that spring has sprung so it’s always a let-down. What follows, without fail is a couple weeks of rain, which is good because it melts the snow, gets road salt dust out of the air, and generally does a spring cleaning of the city.
It’s sure hard to take, however, when you’re an urban sketcher who has been cooped up for the last five months. In desperation I picked up some veggies while we were shopping, including an heirloom tomato that I thought could be a nice subject for a still life painting. Ha… me trying to paint. What a joke. Anyways, this is what came of that idea. I’m still pretty lost when it comes to paint and fuzzy sticks but I had fun doing this one. Hope it stops raining soon.