4 Comments Published by Unknown on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 8/15/2008 05:54:00 AM.
They are the perfect fruit. They feel smooth, yet bumpy in the mouth and when I bite into them they crunch. Long after I swallow them I'm still enjoying the little seeds left behind.
While making the smoothie the other day I used blackberries. I almost didn't add them because I kept eating them while tossing in the other fruit.
After making the drink I sat down with a few left over and decided to sketch them. After the sketch I wanted to color wash them and used some of my watercolor paint but then I struck on an idea: Why not use the blackberry for it's own color. Again, I say they are the perfect fruit because I used the pulp for the color wash. Try that with a banana.
And the great thing about using the pulp for the color wash over the sketch is that I can eat the left over "paint" pulp.
The hardest thing about attempting to paint blackberries is keeping them in the bin long enough to finish the drawing. I kept sampling the fruit. I had to sketch quickly.
A blackberry in my mouth puts a smile on my face. - Dave Terry