In Praise Of Rhubarb

13 Apr


It’s rhubarb season and I made the first rhubarb crumble of the year a few days ago. It’s Husb’s favourite crumble and didn’t last long. It’s been around in Europe since the 14th century and it’s popular in gardens and allotments as well as being grown commercially where it’s often forced, especially in the Rhubarb Triangle and gathered by candlelight in the dark sheds. Rhubarb root can be made into a dye similar to walnut ink. I’ll have to give it a go! I did this drawing in a small sketchbook some time ago, using Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens and a block of graphite.



I have put my series of drawings en plein air of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  If you want to see more, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page. This one is the legendary grave of Saint Elfys (Elvis) in Pembrokeshire, not for from the Presceli Mountains. Elfys? Presceli? Elvis Presley? Coincidence? hhhmmmm

St Elvis

8 Responses to “In Praise Of Rhubarb”

  1. jhv57 April 15, 2017 at 01:33 #

    Love art. Crazy for rhubarb. My mom made it with strawberries.

  2. Helen Cherry April 14, 2017 at 09:48 #

    Love it.. and I’d never heard of such a place as the rhubarb triangle! fascinating!

    • Rosie Scribblah April 14, 2017 at 09:54 #

      I saw a programme on it years ago – lots of long, dark sheds full of manure. They’re a hardy breed, rhubarb growers.

  3. J Walters April 13, 2017 at 22:12 #

    That’s fascinating about the rhubarb triangle in Yorkshire. And a few other tidbits there I didn’t know. Always learning something from you! thank you.

  4. alethakuschan April 13, 2017 at 22:00 #

    Is that like the Bermuda Triangle? Do people disappear into the rhubarb patch never to be seen again? Wonderful drawing. The crumble sounds like it was delicious!

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