Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Garlic


I was pretty tired this week -- the extreme heat, constant rain storms, working with my students in the mud -- all wore me out, so I wanted to sketch something (in keeping with my sketch a day commitment) that was fairly simple. I settled on garlic as a subject for several reasons ...

I LOVE garlic and use it in almost everything!
I 'thought' it would be fairly simple (HA!)
Italians believe it to cure almost everything!
It was used as a love charm with magical powers.

Could anything be more appealing??

8 comments:

Sioux said...

Love the garlic...and, yes, it has lots of powers. We LOVE garlic and eat it a lot...and, do you know what, I haven't seen a vampire in oh so long!!

Bonny said...

Very tasty, ...er, um...very 'nice', Lin. Did you use water color for this one? Looks good enough to eat!

Felicity said...

Ha! I did this too and found it wasn't as simple as it looked! I'm with you, I love garlic too, and to think it's also good for you...!

melissa w said...

Great job giving a papery white volume to the subject. You are a true Italian through and through.

Eva said...

Ummmm garlic! Love it and your great renedering of it!!


p.s. 4 me the word verification to post seems to get harder and harder to read and listening to it is even worse! LOL My aging is really showing. Maybe I need more garlic

Teri C said...

Great job on this Lin. Isn't it funny when we think something will be easy and....not! You make it look so real and papery thin.

I love that you push yourself to sketch everyday.

Tami said...

This is great! Isn't it funny, you think something will be simple (usually because it is small) and it turns out to be a very complicated task! I can imagine with all the papery tones of white, that it was tough!

Terri said...

You really captured the papery skin beautifully. :o)