Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Monthly Sketch Project - March 2010



Onions and garlic are the perfect marriage. It's lasted a long time, and has been the start of many beautiful dishes. Almost anything can be made to taste rich and complex using these two ingredients as a base. OK, maybe not chocolate cake and lemon meringue pie, but most savory dishes use them. Think of how bland food would be without them.

This blog celebrates the beauty in ordinary things and today I invite you to celebrate the humble garlic and onion. Look at their voluptuous shapes and vibrant yet delicate colors. Onion skins have also made contributions to ink and textile colorings, as well. These two vegetables are often reviled for their strength and aroma, but we still love them.

The original photo is by Gillian. Her website is here:

http://thefadingrose.blogspot.com/

and other links for VSD is here:

http://monthlysketchproject.blogspot.com/

I used watercolor pencils in the Robert Bateman sketchbook.

16 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

Nice little portrait of friends of all of us! BTW, onions are the most commonly used vegetable in the world ... no surprise there! nancy

Alex said...

Sorry to hear about your problems with computers and routers. I hope everything is okay and fixed now.
Beautiful drawing and what a true fact. I hated both garlic and onion when I was little, and I can't live without them today ^^

Gillian said...

Nice tribute to the humble onion. I love the description 'voluptuous' too! Pretty drawing. x

Barbara Weeks said...

Nicely done!

raena said...

Oh, I put onions in EVERYTHING, and garlic in nearly everything! Your sketch is wonderful. I love the purple in the onion!

Janene said...

Nice job on the sketch!

Ann said...

Great drawing! Two of my favorites :-)

Ramona Davidson said...

Beautifully done portraits of those most wonderful cooking partners.

ffyrebird.com said...

Wonderful drawing of a pair of indispensable cooking friends!!

donna said...

Computer problems are the worst! Grr. I really like your drawing. Very very nice.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Yummy! Garlic is one of my favorite things - and onion has been creeping up the list too :)

Julie said...

Two of my favorites, beautiful still life.

phthaloblu said...

Nicely done! And I just love your description. Calling them voluptuous, which they are!

ego2005 said...

Nice work!!! Congratulations!

無尾熊可愛 said...

very popular to u! ........................................

Debbie said...

You have a way with words. nice sketch.