The daily five minute paintings have continued. Unfortunately, time has not allowed me to get them posted here or on Facebook. I think this will be the last of the self-challenge posts as a few other projects need my attention. The photos are once again less than excellent quality (phone camera.)
First up is “Fringe Lily.” This little lily is really tiny and grows low to the ground. Isn’t it a strange little flower? Strange but very charming in person. The time here was 6 minutes…fringe takes time.
Next up is “Palmy Beach.” An afternoon of drawing flowers and palm trees inspired this painting. This was a true five-minute effort. I like this piece. Something about it makes me happy. Probably the beach theme. It gave me inspiration for a future graphic version using Illustrator. I’ll let you know how that goes.
Next is another piece of fruit which we more often think of as a veggie. The lovely “Tomato.” This was a real rush job. The leaves appear to be an afterthought and it is true that I didn’t plan properly for them. For all of its flaws, it is still good enough to make me want a tomato sandwich–a wonderful and delicious Southern delicacy. Recipe below.
Last and my favorite is “Blue Angel.” This has inspired a larger version on canvas which is one of the projects that needs my attention. Total time for this was 4 minutes. I wanted to spend longer but I’m glad that I stopped when I did. I might have ruined it.
Note: Mayonnaise is a Southern staple and each family has its own favorite brand. I will leave it up to you to decide the best for you because I do not want to start a feud.
5. Add salt and pepper and the other slice of bread.
6. Slightly press the sandwich with your hand — not too hard, just enough to hold it all together so you can get it to your mouth without the tomato sliding out.
7. Eat with caution. You need to hold the sandwich over a plate, paper towel or even the sink or countertop as you eat it because it is likely that the juice will run down your chin and onto whatever is below.