Sunday, March 9, 2008

Surinam cherry (IF Garden)

Surinam cherry, or affectionately called Pumpkin cherry, grows like a weed in my garden. We've successfully groomed the bushes so they look like perfectly shaped balls. But then, they never produce fruit now. I found a whole bowl full of these fruit on a weedy bush out back. I'm so excited because I think I have enough for some jam. My mouth waters just thinking about it!

18 comments:

Kate said...

This is actually making my mouth water! Love the use of colored pencil. Nice one Joan.

Joan Y said...

Thanks Kate. They are kinda tart so perfect over vanilla ice cream. Yummm!

r.e.wolf said...

Beautiful!

Bee said...

Fantastic drawing and quirky subject. Great use of coloured pencils.

Kstyles said...

Very nice work!

Neil Toulch said...

These cherries are charming and the colours are wonderfully subtle.
Luv it!

Robyn said...

I've never heard of this fruit. Now my mouth is watering. Wonderful rendering with coloured pencils.

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Really well done! Just great looking!

Susan's Scribbles said...

Lovely. Have never heard of these - do they taste like tart cherries? Or something different? Nicely done.

steve said...

Mine too! Mmmm mmm. Excellent rendering and so glad to see you entered this in this week's IF challenge!

africantapestry said...

Stunning work joan! You certainly know how to use those pencils!
ronell

JC said...

Always excellent work Joan! The bright and vivid colors really make these jump right out at you! =)

caseytoussaint said...

This is beautiful, Joan! What an interesting fruit -are they sweet?

Rrramone said...

very yummy.

mrana said...

Love this one Joan, what gorgeous colours!

Andrea Kobayashi 小林アンドレア said...

I see the drawing is really quite small though it looks large. You are really working the space. A very good still life!

PamYla said...

Wow beautiful!

Serena said...

I don't think I've heard of this type of cherry before but WOW...you have rendered them beautifully, Joan.