Monday, 22 July 2013

Colour from the season - Wild Artichoke Thistle purple

Globe Artichokes growing wild at the edge of a small field of gnarled vines. As I started drawing this one, an entire army of earwigs marched out of it!! Delicious with butter and lemon, but worth growing I've always thought, for these reptilian heads, their architectural leaves and their astonishing purple spikes...

slightly overheated drawing outside in fierce sunlight.

...from my seasonal (Mediterranean) colour sample notebook.