Thursday, March 7, 2013

Artichokes and garlic

                                      Ivory black Derwent pencil, and white conte on 7x10 inch toned paper

I bought these artichokes a few days ago, meaning to draw them before I cooked them.  I forgot about them until today, and so I spent some time drawing them, before I stuffed them and put them in the pot for supper.  Spring seems to be the season for them, they show up in larger quantities in the store, so I'm sure I will be trying to draw them again sometime. I need more practice before I try a painting of them.   They have such a beautiful shape, and I love the way the light falls across the rounded petals. 

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