Monday, March 19, 2007

Is it a nut ... is it a fruit? says that the ACORN is the "fruit" of the oak tree, actually a specialized nut borne in a cup-shaped structure. So, guess it's both a nut and a fruit ... huh? Sometimes facts just confuse the issue.
I keep forgetting to pick up something on my daily 2 mile walk to sketch ... I'm pretty sure that's because I walk with anywhere from 6 to 8 other people and we are talk, talk, talking ... but today while looking for something else in my studio, I found these beautiful large acorns that I had gathered last summer while at a family reunion. A number of us grabbed a hand full to take home. Wonder what the others did with theirs? These were fun to sketch with my pencil and paint with my water-filled brush.


  1. love the blue/purple shadow, and contrasted with the sienna makes it really believable

  2. I like the backstory too.