Sunday, December 17, 2006

Artichoke


Artichoke
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
My husband brought home TWO of these huge artichockes! I love them any time of the year; but around Thanksgiving and Christmas, they're especially mindful of the season!

I could only fit ONE of these into my pot -- so, naturally, I had one to sketch!!

17 comments:

Terri said...

Lin this is FANTASTIC! You should be mightily proud of your efforts with this one, it's wonderful. Well done!!! :o)

shirley said...

Again - the shading on the leaves is wonderful. I can taste that artichoke with dipping butter.

Anonymous said...

I saw a lot of your work, didn't have a lot of time to comment...and here I had to write. This is great & accurate. Very good work...makes me hungry :-)

Lorraine said...

Well, I don't care for artichokes until they are in the jar! LOL and then I love them in several recipes. However, I don't know how you'll be able to eat this -- you have drawn, colored and shaded it so perfectly -- it's like a portrait!!! Amazing job Lin.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Teri C said...

Beautiful!! Gosh, it looks good enough to eat! And I love them.

Sandy said...

Wow Lin what a fabulous job on this artichoke - funny, I bought an artichoke to paint a few days ago and I noticed this morning it is all dried up - You did an outstanding job, I am not going to try.
Sandy

SCquiltaddict said...

OH WOW Lin this is the best yet!!! What an awesome job you did...meant to post about the poppy too which is lovely...but the artichoke knocked my socks off!:> YEAHHH YOU

Laura said...

This artichoke has lots of heft and life! Well done, cara!

Tami said...

Beautiful shading and detail! Excellent job Lin!!!

Anonymous said...

This is really a fabulous piece as is your poppy. Both are gorgeous!
MD

Anonymous said...

it looks fabulous and you've got all details. really very nice.

Anonymous said...

Wow, another winner! SO many fab paintings, I can't keep up :)! I love the colours of the cup too, it really glows!

Anonymous said...

Lin, this is yummy perfection! Very nice mix of your new loose and a little of your old ink--just excellent work!!

Hashi said...

Nice job, Lin!

Anonymous said...

Simply a masterpiece. Every thing about it is just perfect, and I bet it wasn't an easy thing to draw. Did you enjoy the process more than working from photos?

Anonymous said...

this is beautiful! I love artichokes - we eat them all the time!

Kay Cox said...

Lin, I love artichokes any time of the year and this rendering looks good enough to eat. My little grandaughter loves them too and was taking them in her lunch until kids starting teasing her and asking her what in the world they were.