Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sketchbook Challenge-Fruits and veggies

The challenge this month for Sketchbook Challenge is to paint fruits and veggies. You have to admit that God created and used some of the most spectacular colors in the world when He created veggies and fruits!

This is quite a coincidence! I don't have any farmers markets nearby this time of year, but I just ordered a catalog from Burpee for the sole purpose of finding some painting models. I'm beginning with asparagus because it's such an interesting looking vegetable! I recently stapled some bits of watercolor paper together into a booklet, so it is now my fruit and vegetable book, lol!

This is an odd angle for a photo, but when I tried snapping the picture straight on it didn't look nearly as interesting.

This is the updated version. Wonder if I can find a poem for each vegetable?
I'd better run over to Flickr and post this photo!



  1. Great color, Lisa! I like your asparagus soldiers very much!

  2. hi lisa,
    thanks for your comment :) i tried to find a way to send you a private message, but failed...
    i've got a thing for handmade books, and quite a few are similar to nellie's. here's the link to my etsy favourite books...

  3. You have captured the essence of asparagus!!! :D
    Yhere's a clarity to your paintings which I like very much.
    Can't wait to see the next ones, like this theme.
    I thinks fruits and veggies are AmAzInG!
    xxx H / A

  4. What a fun page! , great color too?,


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