It's October and it's time again for clay fruits
Quinces and pomegranates are showing up in the farmer's market now. Quinces are so voluptuous. I find them visually yummy although tastier if baked. They have yellow fuzzy skins with peach-coral blushes reminiscent of their blossoms. There is a hint of wondrous green at the stem end. Their puckered belly buttons pull in a deeply secretive way. How could I not make some quinces? They look like pears on steroids, too!
Your quinces look yummy. I've never baked one . . .ReplyDelete
Looking forward to your watercolor versions!
Illustrating quinces remind me of figure drawing classes. That's why I had to sketch a few. It is so easy for me to make ceramic quinces look so realistic, but so hard to do on paper!ReplyDelete
Your quince looks as good to eat as the 'real' one!ReplyDelete
I've been thinking of creating figs for some time. So now I'm further inspired! :)
Speaking of figs---I just pulled some out of the kiln! Along with pears, pomegranates and persimmons. Figs are such jewels. So I do hope you make some!Delete
The leaf does look paper thin and I imagine it to be easier to make them in clay than paint them, are they hollow? I don't think I've ever eaten a quince, baked or not.ReplyDelete
Raw quince has a creamy white skin and tend to taste tart. Cooking them turns them a lovely coral pink and velvet sweet. The leaves are not hollow. They are thin along the edge growing thicker to the center.Delete