13 December 2017

03 December 2017

soup and portraits

In a day or two I will post some photos of my recent exhibition opening; today it's soup and portraits.  This is the "no tension" part :)

Yesterday I spent some time with Jean Pederson and her mum.  We made roasted vegetable soup, had a lovely visit and also made a few quick portraits. 

jean pederson artist mom portrait copic markers
Jean's mum, by me
sharpie and copic markers in my 9x12 sketchbook

jean pederson mother portrait copic markers sketchbook
Jean's mum, by me
copic markers in my 9x12 sketchbook

jean pederson portrait of verna vogel copic markers sketchbook
me, by Jean
copic markers in my 9x12 sketchbook

I don't think I've ever used copic sketch markers for a portrait, but found I really like them!  I also really like Jean's portrait of me.

Roasted veggie soup:

3 carrots
3 yams
1 onion
glug of olive oil
1T cumin
1T coriander
cinnamon - jut a very tiny pinch!
salt & pepper

Chop carrots, yams & onion. 
Put into flat baking dish - lasagna dish or cookie sheet works well
Glug of olive oil, mix with hands
Add cumin & coriander & cinnamon
Cover with tin foil - make sure edges are closed to keep moisture in
Bake at 350 for 1 hour or longer

(if you get into the studio and lose track of time, no problem.  If the foil cover is fairly well sealed, the veggies can go for up to 3 hours, maybe longer, and still be fine)

Remove roasted veggies from oven and run them through a blender, adding water to make soup of the consistency you like.  
You will probably need to blend in batches.
Pour blended soup into large pot and heat through again.
Just before serving, add butter, honey, salt & pepper to taste.

We used carrots & yams, but you can basically roast any veggies and puree into soup.  It's very easy, and makes a delicious soup!  
Also - great way to use those veggies that are languishing in the fridge.

Soup and portraits: an excellent combination to feed body & soul!