"I am a yam. I am." © Paula Pertile
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Well no, not me. The yam in the picture, silly.
This is a piece to test an idea. I like to draw food. And clouds. And I like to label things. So I thought well let's see what would happen if I did them all in one picture. I also like to draw things floating. So I think this is very "me".
The next one will be a further exploration of the idea, and a bigger piece.
This is 5 x7, Polychromos on Stonehenge.
Why a yam? Why not. A good while back I said I wanted to do a "Pantry" series. I still do. And I figure that if I do, I should include a little bit of everything - not just fancy pies and tarts or whathaveyou. I have a sort of fascination with root vegetables anyway (I think its those stringy root bits going all which-way), and the colors are delicious, so I thought I'd start with something rather plain, like this little yam. It aged a bit in between the time I bought it, and the time I actually got around to drawing it, so it developed some character. But that made it more interesting.
What's next? Not telling. You'll be surprised.