My brother-in-law recently posted a photo on Facebook, and as soon as I saw it I had the urge to paint it. Here is his photo of the Rhone River:
And here is a quick sketch I made on some watercolour paper.
I don’t have a lot of experience or skill with watercolour, so I’m not too sure when I will actually muster up the courage to paint it. But when I do, I also plan on making a painting of this picture that I took driving home from work one day:
Here is my sketch:
For the record, I never use my phone when driving. The day I took this photo there was quite a bit of traffic and I was at a full stop, that’s why the car in front of me is so far ahead; when traffic started moving I was still busy taking photos, much to the annoyance of the drivers behind me. But this sunset was too gorgeous not to photograph!
Dessert this week is apple tart. My grandmother used to make this all the time when I was young.
2 cups chopped apple
1 cup sugar
1.5 cups plus 2 tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder (I used 1/2 tsp baking soda)
Pinch of salt
Mix the eggs with the sugar, then add the remaining ingredients. Pour the batter into a buttered 9 inch glass baking dish, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes.
It didn’t turn out as well as my grandmother’s. I don’t remember her ever looking at a recipe, so perhaps she used slightly different amounts of various ingredients. I think next time I’ll try a little less flour, a bit more apple, and maybe less baking soda. I also added a little too much salt I think, but I still enjoyed having the tart with my tea…