Farmers Market Watercolors

Organic Stand at Highland Park Farmer's Market
Winter is here: most humans spend less time outside. As an artist, I like pour over spring, summer, and fall photos for painting inspiration. I miss the Highland Park Farmers Market, so it has become one of my favorite themes to paint. Also, I took an online course with Shari Blaukopf called Sketching Markets in Ink and Watercolor, so that was an added incentive to paint my local market.

I have two favorite stands at the Highland Park Farmers Market. The first one I go to is the organic stand: that stand is depicted in the paintings at the top and bottom of this post. I often look for kale. It tends to be greener in the spring or fall, as kale prefers cooler temperatures. Sometimes I buy arugula, corn, parsley, or squash. I enjoyed painting all the overflowing cabbages and cauliflower in the top painting.

peaches at the farmers market in Highland Park, New Jersey
My favorite item of all are the summer peaches. New Jersey peaches in July and August are amazing. I worked hard to apply rich, opaque paint to my peaches illustration.

organic stand at the Highland Park Farmers Market
In this painting I challenged myself to include a person, some signs, and a background. Farmers markets are lively places: much for the artist to capture.

4 thoughts on “Farmers Market Watercolors

    • It is such fun to paint with brights. I have been enjoying your steady stream of expressive portraits. So happy that you take the time to leave a comment.

  • My goodness! What stunning paintings! Each one is filled with the vibrancy of color contrasts of fruits and vegetables, varied textures, and presentations.

    You are so talented. Your artistic eye, and flair, creates meaningful paintings.

    • I love your comments. You always have an eye for the details, and then you find kind and descriptive ways to tell me how appreciative you are of my art.

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