Turnip, ink and watercolor in Moleskine
2009 Sydney Harper
I think I like turnips because they have that purple blush at the top. Well I like eating them too, but I would probably ignore them if they were just white. It’s interesting how important color is in our food. I was hoping to find some turnips with greens attached but it wasn’t meant to be. Probably because lots of people here eat the green tops so they can sell them separately.
An interesting historical tidbit about turnips is that turnip lanterns were the predecessor to today’s jack o’lanterns.
This sketch was done in ink and watercolor in my watercolor Moleskine.