Monday, April 28, 2014

American Purple Top Yellow Rutabaga

Here's one from this winter: American Purple Top Yellow Rutabaga

Friday, April 25, 2014

Green Goliath Contours

Sometimes I wish I could do whatever I wanted for these illustrations. This one, I would love to leave just like this. Originally, I had just done the illustration as the colored-in area, but they asked for more leaves because this broccoli tends to have a bunch of nice leaves on the plant. So, I painted in the contours of more leaves and I just love the contrast of the lines verses the finished painting. It makes the original look even more real and three dimensional. But alas, I will now finish it. (And I will also probably soon post some of what I have been up to in this long period of no posting).

North Georgia Candy Roaster Winter Squash - Another Forgotten Post

Again a post I meant to publish about a year ago and left as a draft:
Here is a strange looking squash that I painted a week or so ago, North Georgia Candy Roaster:

The SESE catalog tells me "Early 1900s Appalachian Thanksgiving feasts included "candy roaster pie" instead of pumpkin pie." These can grow up to 18 inches long and 6 inches in diameter. 

Broad Leaved Batavian Endive - Forgotten Post

I just saw this post and another that I meant to put up a while ago, but left as drafts. Funny. Here it is from sometime in April a year ago.
Here's another salad green from about a week or so ago, Broad Leaved Batavian Endive: