Artichokes

Artichoke Heart Journal Page  Pen and watercolour pencil

Artichoke Heart Journal Page Pen and watercolour pencil

Artichoke Heart Journal Page

Been doing some more drawing of vegetables on pattern and I just love the colours in purple artichokes and such a great winter veg.  They are the most bizarre things not only in how they look, but the fact we are eating unformed thistle flowers is just weird.  I look at some of the foods we eat and wonder who was the first person who thought this might be a good thing to eat.  Its like olives you have to soak and brine them for weeks before they are eatable, someone must have been very hungry to go to so much trouble.

Artichoke Journal Page  Pen and watercolour pencil

Artichoke Journal Page Pen and watercolour pencil

I have also included the other side of the page even though it not finished, which is the outside of the artichoke, just to make a matching pair.

Blood Bean on Wood  Ink and Watercolour pencil 25 x 30cm

Blood Bean on Wood Ink and Watercolour pencil 25 x 30cm

I want to do a little series of winter vegetable on pattern. Larger drawing of the artichokes, the blood bean and pumpkin from earlier posts and I am just trying to see what I want to draw on.  I have done this quick one of the blood bean on plywood to see if I like it better than paper.  Not sure if I like it, but the already mounted ply means there is no problems with mounting it.

Karen

6 responses to “Artichokes

  1. These are beautiful, Karen! I like the graphic feel of them. There is also a subtle push-pull with the flatness of the pattern and the amount of depth that you are getting with the shadows in the vegetables.

  2. Well, it looks great – in fact, gorgeous!!

  3. I love all the pattern work your doing.

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