Lemon in a Bowl – Oil Pastel Drawing and a Poem

This is a drawing I did 17 yrs ago; probably around the same time I wrote the poem. I used an oil pastel resist technique. It’s framed and hanging up in our lounge room.

I scanned it into my iPad with the “Scanner Pro” app, and took it into “Art Set Pro” – where I lightened the whites, (with thin white paint washes) as they had muddied a bit in the scanning process. That can happen when you scan at night; and of course a bit tricky to scan with a glass front on it.

Poem notes
Rough poem notes and sketches.

After coming across my lemon poem today, while I was looking through one of my art/poetry folders, I thought this particular drawing, quite suited the words of this poem. So all this time later I’m marrying them together; and doing so, using technology I wouldn’t of dreamt of years ago!

This poem is a bit of a tongue twister. I used the poetic devices “alliteration” and “assonance” to get this effect.

I have many poems and sketches in my folders and filing cabinet, waiting to be polished up. I mention that on my “About” page. It’s fun to be able to do this now and share it here. My iPad (with a keyboard attached) is such a delight to use, and so useful for many of my art and writing purposes.

I’ll post another drawing/painting of a lemon soon, that I did on the weekend. It began on paper like my garlic drawing and ended up in the “Art Set Pro” app. This poem and drawing met up today, and they have snuck in before it.

Have a great day.

25 thoughts on “Lemon in a Bowl – Oil Pastel Drawing and a Poem

    1. Thank you. Yes, it is great to be able to share work here in the blogosphere. Some of it from many years ago! Love your large flower painting in your recent post, quite beautiful. 🙂 Have a great day. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Wendie, I just went over to have another look at your beautiful artwork…got a dose of inspiration myself! I really enjoy reading your posts…love to see some of your poetry. Have a great day! 🙂 Cheerio, Janette.


  1. “Apple-bite white” …Love that : )
    Always enjoy when you pull something you’ve done in your past and “polish it up” – just like an apple.

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    1. Thank you! Don. Like that apple ~ polish connection. 🙂 Think I have plenty of more “apples” to polish yet! It’s all good fun. Hope you have a lovely day. ~ Janette.


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