Monday, October 05, 2009

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Sweet potato
ink and watercolor, 5 x 8 inches

Around here, it’s the sweet potato season.  Towards the end of summer and early fall, you’ll see flat-bed trucks beside the road filled with sweet potatoes for sale. That’s my indicator for autumn.  Earlier in the summer, you’ll see them with watermelons and tomatoes. Maybe it’s because I like fall or maybe it’s just because I like sweet potatoes, but the sweet potato trucks always make me smile.

This is done in ink and watercolor.  Lately I’ve enjoyed seeing other people’s ink sketch before the watercolor is added, so here’s my sweet potato before the watercolor was added.

Sweet Potato



Anonymous said...

I love your sweet potato! Just a beautiful colour!

Robyn Sinclair said...

Lovely pen and watercolour, Sydney. The potato has wonderful form and I too love the colour. It looks like the yellow flesh sweet potatoes we get in Australia. I haven't managed to find them in Italy.