Friday, February 17, 2012

I am a yam.

"I am a yam. I am." © Paula Pertile
(click to see it larger)

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.


Chris said...

Hi Paula, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

CC said...

Damn nice Yam, Ma'am! :~)

OXO, Carolyn

Rose Altom said...

I love an artist who has fun with their work! Great yam!

Teresa Mallen said...

Very you indeed Paula!!!! A wonderful start to a fascinating series. Waiting to be surprised by what is next... :-)

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I just ate a yam, so I'm especially liking this...makes me think my day has a kind of theme to it ;)
This yam is SWEET!