Tuesday, January 8, 2008

EDM #153: Something in a plastic wrapper


I spent way too much time today hanging out with potatoes and plastic bags. This challenge was more difficult than I anticipated. I did several versions and finally decided I'd post the "best" painting IF my husband recognized what it was when he came home from work. (That's how low my art standards were by 5 p.m.) He walked in. I asked him what he was looking at. He responded, "potatoes in a plastic bag." Bingo! Here it is.

More potatoes, on their way to becoming soup.

(Pen with watercolor on Bristol)

15 comments:

Brenda Y said...

Great job! I could tell right away they were potatoes in a plastic bag - LOL! That's funny that your DH was the "deciding factor" on posting!

africantapestry said...

These potpatoes(at the bottom0 look superb and the ones in the bag fantastic. Plastic is so hard...I either overdo or underdo it completely...yours is spot on! Looking forward to that soup..
Ronell

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

These are really good, both versions.

Linda said...

This is great! I knew that they were potatoes right away. And the bottom ones -- out of the bag -- are fantastic.

vickylw said...

EXCELLENT! The potatoes look so real also; hope the soup was as excellent as the art!

Linda T said...

Wow, this is really good! You captured that plastic bag with all the light shining on it so well.

hue said...

good idea to put them together, and thanks to your work, i finally understand what this week's challenge means.

Roshanda said...

These are wonderful! I love how you have handled the plastic.

Nina Johansson said...

Excellent rendering of the plastic bag. I haven´t tried this one yet, it seems like a real challenge. Great job!

Lynn said...

So that's how its done!! I was wondering how to approach this challenge and its helpful to see it done so well and so convincingly. It's superb!

Shelly McC said...

These potatoes are Wonderful! You've done a great job on these paintings!

juj said...

Fabulous job with your potatoes - I particularly like that one brown spot on the right-most 'soup' spud. Like a little potato eyeball winking at you...

Robyn said...

Excellent plastic, Sharon. I've never attempted it. Love your potatoes out of the bag too. Now I'm drooling over your soup. Since I don't eat meat, I'm wondering if it will work without the bacon. Your food watercolours are delightful - I hope there is an illustrated recipe book in the making.

Lin said...

Oh Sharon! This is truly gorgeous!! The shading, highlights, folds and shadows are simply PERFECT~!!!! Who would think that such an everyday item could look so spectacular??

Ann said...

I think they look fantastic! You did get that plastic bag just right. They are both great watercolors :)