Sunday, January 24, 2010

Collard Greens

An upcoming optional exercise, "Seeing Form and Texture", calls for taking black and white photos to keep color from clouding the image. Here I scanned a collard leaf and applied a b/w adjustment in Photoshop. I'll use this for some experimental sketches. You see, the course requires a project piece and I thought I might try this with pen and ink and ink wash--two media I've not worked with.

Also, I recently joined NESBA and have the opportunity to submit a piece for the Boston Flower Show on the topic of a plant or vegetable that grows in New England. If this all works out and I feel good about it, I could use this piece all the way around. How's that for multitasking? :-)

There may be a challenge in keeping a fresh sample. These leaves seem to wilt slightly within an hour out of the fridge. I'll be working on this. Also going to visit a local flower shop for some of those little water bottles that I've seen on roses.


  1. wow! Your collard green scan is a piece of artwork in its own right- very beautiful!

  2. It's surprising what a scanner is capable of, isn't it?