Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Beat up by beets...
For more than a week I’ve been painting and drawing beets. It took a lot of attempts (more than four, less than ten!) to complete a painting I was willing to post. All the paintings had problems. These were the best of my efforts. I like the beets in the top painting the best, but prefer the foliage in the bottom rendering. I found painting the dark, dull beets and the complex foliage a challenge, so I welcome your suggestions and observations about them.
Now I’m going to peel them, quarter them, toss them with some olive oil and roast them in the oven. Tomorrow I’ll marinade them in a vinaigrette for a while and add them to the salad which will be part of my husband’s birthday dinner.
I am so done with these beets.