Make that two artichokes. I'm in the midst of working on my mystery theme and making acrylic paintings and things, being very earnest and sincere. But these two wizened artichokes in my countertop vegetable basket kept casting baleful glances at me each time I walked past. Cook us, they implored, but it was too late---dessication had begun to set in. Oh, all right, they pouted, if you're not going to cook us, pick up your dip pen and draw us.
Reader, I did.
I give you two artichokes with some sassy habanera peppers thrown in for good measure. Violet Higgins drawing ink and Schmincke watercolors on 9" x 12" Italia acquerello 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper.
I know I should have included in today's post one of my cadaver drawings or a painting of putrefied buzzard to balance out the cute overload of these images. Reader, I didn't. Here's a baby face for my 101 Faces project. This baby is not a doll, though she looks like one, even in real life. I've not quite captured her here, but I'll have more chances when she and her mother come for a visit next month.