The summer is heating up (literally, as it is about 92 degrees today!) , and I am thinking of new recipes for all of those yummy fruits and veggies that come along with the long summer days.
Rhubarb grows prolifically here in the Inland Northwest of Washington, and admittedly, it is one of my favorite veggies to sketch with its striking color combination of vibrant red and lime green.
The smell and blissful sweet and sour mix of rhubarb berry pie on my tongue reminds me of summer birthday parties at our cabin in the Wallowa mountain range of Oregon. My two older sisters and I all have summer birthdays, so my grandma would bake a cake or pie for all three girls to celebrate during our annual 4th of July family reunion at the cabin.
This recipe is reminiscent of that magical time, and it also highlights the native berry of our region, the huckleberry.
I have been illustrating recipes for a while now, and this one in particular was done for my Draw It Like It’s Hot class, another great one offered this term in Sketchbook Skool, and taught by the fabulously talented Koosje Koene. Her blog Make Awesome Art is also a must see if you want to be inspired to sketch.