Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.
|First wet-in-wet wash of|
Quinacridone magenta, Perylene Maroon and Indanthrene Blue.
As the wash dried, I dropped in a bit more of the colour to give the
initial depth of tone
Now here's a bit of history on the uses of onions. It would appear that onions really were the miracle of their day, and after reading this bit, you'll never look at one in quite the same way again. In ancient Greece, athletes ate large quantities of onion because it was believed to lighten the balance of the blood, while Roman gladiators were rubbed down with onions to firm up their muscles. In the Middle Ages, onions were such an important food that people would pay their rent with onions, and even give them as gifts, (ah, the answer to my Christmas present dilemmas). Now, here's the really interesting bit, doctors were known to prescribe onions to facilitate bowel movements and erections, and to relieve headaches, coughs, snakebite and hair loss. Well now, who knew that.
Ahem, excuse my blushes. Let's get back to the painting.
|Starting on the tomato with the raffia tie|