I took a non-traditional watercolor class this spring semester and loved it. Part of our first week’s assignment was to sketch something — fruit or vegetable — from 12 different perspectives. These sketches served as weekly warm-up exercises using a different technique or color experiment each time.
By the final class, I wanted to do something completely different. Why not use grey, black and white? And some leftover ultramarine to set off the color scheme. Somehow the color choices made the onion pop against the background, reminding of a lost planet that might have been called Allium.