September 22, 2005

beets

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I thought I didn't like beets until I discovered them as a medium. This drawing was done with ink, beet stem, and beet leaf. (Locally-grown materials now coming into season.)

Posted by EGP at September 22, 2005 12:33 AM
Comments

This is my favorite Liz so far--good use of space without too much floating, lovely energetic lines and the color from the beets is absolutely stunning in a very subtle way.

Posted by: Laura at September 22, 2005 9:56 AM

Liz, amazing that beets would turn out to be good for something! This sketch is great and I so loved that you used the beet stem & leaf to add the color! What a fun idea.

Posted by: Julie at September 22, 2005 9:55 PM

Thanks. I think I will keep coming back to the color here, too. I've been learning a lot from the layering of watercolor crayons, but suddenly (the harvest? the turn of the season?) I want to work differently. The natural pigments seem more complex, intriguing, less predictable.

Posted by: Liz at September 23, 2005 10:22 PM

beautiful subtle colors, love your fine lines and the wonderful composition

Posted by: Cin at September 24, 2005 9:29 PM