Tuesday, 18 October 2011

I want to be in this Potager.


Marília   Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen  has now left Coin Perdu for the winter but took one last chance to sketch the potager in all its glorious chaotic state. 
Her description of "all over the place tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, herbs, marigolds, celery and physalis hiding their golden fruits in gentle yet firm lanterns, soon to explode with seductive sweetness" paints such a wonderful word picture. But you can see that from this lovely sketch which captures the scene in the potager at this time of year. I love the way Marilia uses pen and watercolour so spontaneously and lyrically to tell the story of the place.






Then there's the envelope showing the
" white pumpkins stretching their arms in every direction and ruling the garden with dominant huge canopies " beautifully done in mixed media.

I want to be there too - I can almost see the insects scurrying around exploring the new wildness as the garden returns to its untamed state .


8 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I love the title! It must be terrible to have to leave the potager as the produce continues to emerge.

I absolutely agree about the lyrical quality of Marília's drawing and painting - and writing!

Robyn Sinclair said...

I agree too. Beautiful energy in Marília's sketches and a quality that always makes me happy just looking at them. Gorgeous envelope art too.

Cathy Gatland said...

I can just picture Marília pottering around here, picking veggies for her French Kitchen - gorgeous drawings and words.

Charlene Brown said...

I think we can all agree, Marília's card and Bridget's story about it are just delicious!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

thank you I appreciate it!
Ronelle

Desiree said...

What a wonderful card, I can't imagine having to leave all those yummy vegetables. I love the fall, summer vegetables are leaving, making room for my winter crops! I agree Charlene, delicious!

vivien said...

so lively and full of feeling, I really like R's way of working.

- they were making pumpkin soup on TV today with various kinds of squash and pumpkins - serving them in carved out pumpkin rather than a dish - it made me think of Ronelle's imaginative cookery :>)

Pat said...

I love the line and color of all of your sketches but my heart is always in your garden sketches. wonderful!

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