Thursday, November 06, 2008
"Flying Tomatillo" - SOLD
I have forever passed by the tomatillo's in the grocery store because ... well to be honest I thought they'd be too hard to paint. But I was feeling adventurous the other day and picked up a few, for kicks. I used a panel that was pre-primed many days before and therefore dry. Usually I prime right before I paint. I have to admit I really liked it for this mostly light (high-key) painting. It was just the right color to put the blue over ... I like the bits of brown peeking through. What I never knew about tomatillo's is that they're kind of sticky under the paper-thin wrapper. Weird. But totally fun to paint!