Prunes Reine Claude
Bienvenue chez moi
It's the season for Reine Claude plums maybe known to you as Greengages. They were practically throwing them at you in Marché d'Aligre last week, making you taste them. Who can say no after one bite? I escaped with just 1 pound and I'm still munching 1-2 a day.
I thought I'd try to color match them...not so easy
Why does my dirty water look more like the plum's color than the watercolor?
It's really hard to paint something over-size, bigger than life size. The hand/eye automatically draws true to size almost as if you were tracing around it.
You have to listen to Sade's plummy voice to get the plums right...
These plums went extinct for a while and then apple enthusiasts (Croquers de pommes) brought them back. They grow right in Paris' backyard, in Hauts-de-Seine. I'm hoping to go pick some off the tree tomorrow at a farm.
I know I've been posting a bit sporadically since the move. Things are still tipsy-turvy though not as bad as the picture. Still I'm happy as a clam in my new diggs.