Saturday, August 15, 2015


Our local market has a lovely organic fruit and vegetable stall where we shop at least once a week and when I saw this flower artfully displayed with the artichokes I asked if it was for sale.  The farmer said I could have it for free as it wasn't edible and he was delighted when I told him I wanted to draw it.  I'll have to remember to take my sketchbook next time to show him the results.


  1. Very nice, Valerie. Your painting reminds me they must be related to thistles -- one of my favorite flowers even though they are a weed.

  2. Oh, I missed this one, Valerie! Lovely...I do love the complexity of artichokes.


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