Monday, 13 February 2012

Vegetables

As you may know, I don't have a very big love for painting flowers. I prefer the twigs, pods, buds and seeds... sometimes even some leaves.... Some of my friends on Facebook are doing the SBA's Distance Learning Diploma Course in botanical art. One of the assignments is to paint vegetables. They also do fruits and flowers of course but this veggies assignment is really interesting, I think. Inspired and intrigued by this challenge I am now spotting wonderful vegetables everywhere. I'm getting so excited about it all that I'm now almost ready to turn part in my garden into a *beautiful vegetables* spot. Not even so much for eating it (although that is of course a nice bonus) but more for painting and drawing the stuff. Here are some things that are really interesting. And there's so much more..... (oh, and because I would also plant some tomatoes and other *fruit* in my little plot, I'll add those too here)








 









Top to bottom: 'Cabbage' by Yannha, 'Kale' by Yannha, Cabbage 'Alaska' at Marshalls, Aubergine 'Prosperosa' at Thompson & Morgan 'Toma-tres' by Cebolledo, Pak Choi by Munduate, 'Fennel' by Paul Petherick, 'Candy Stripe Beet' or 'Chioggia' at Plant World Seeds, Lettuce 'Yugoslavian Red' at Thompson & Morgan, Cosmic Purple Carrots at Plant World Seeds, 'Onions' by sfPhotocraft, 'Local Colour - Les Nourritures Terrestres' by Pusapoze, Shallot 'Picasso' at Thompson & Morgan, Swede 'Tweed' at Thompson & Morgan

I know... it's much more than just greens.

12 comments:

Alena Lang Phillips said...

Nice one Sigrid :)

renatabarillipainter said...

Sigrid, how did you manage to get all these veg with names too. How Clever you are!!!!

Vicki Lee Johnston said...

Wish I had access to those vegetables but same here, want to grow as many as I can for subjects to paint ...

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

What a stunning aray of colours, textures and shapes. My study included spring onions, asparagus, garlic and a radish but looking at this selection, there is so much more to inspire.

Jessica Rosemary Shepherd said...

It's amazing how beautiful they are isn't it?! I have always been addicted to Brassica's... such beautiful leaves.
A great post Sigrid!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I'm with you Sigrid - I love vegetables and when I got to a horticultural / botanical garden I always make sure to pay the veggie plots a visit

The one at Wisley is the best but the students plots at Kew are always interesting

Your photos are excellent!

Anonymous said...

What interesting subjects, I expecially love the fennel !
Giovanni

Elizabeth Smith said...

They are ALL beautiful! I can see what your color favorites are!!! I'm with you, love the shapes and textures and colors of veggies. I've started some container gardening this year - there is something so magical about seeing all of the little sprouts coming out of the soil.

Jala Pfaff said...

I love these!

Laura Ashton said...

These are just so lovely. I am planning my garden right now and am hoping to grow many neat varieties such as these, including the candy cane beets.

Sarah Melling said...

I'm so glad to have discovered your amazing work. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who prefers drawing things like nuts and veggies over flowers!

Julie Whelan dipSBA said...

Fabulous vegetables :)