Monday, 18 January 2010

ONE HUNDRED POTATOES!


For those of you who follow this blog, you will know that for the past 18 months I have been working on illustrating a book about the humble spud. Today....roll of drums, cue the fanfare....I have painted the hundredth and LAST potato!

It feels a bit anti-climactic to be honest as after painting 99 potatoes from life and being able to see every detail, this last one had to be referenced from photographs as no specimens could be found at this time of year. So I am not celebrating just yet, not until I find out whether or not it looks like the actual variety. But the thought that I may just well have painted the final spuddy brushstroke isn't bad at all! Now all that remains is to go over the whole hundred paintings with the author to make any final adjustments that may be necessary.

On the downside, I don't have any other work in the pipeline......oh dear!

4 comments:

soggibottom said...

You know with all your painting of spuds I had started me looking at the humble potato in a completely different light x x x

MY WORD !

W E L L D O N E

Sallie said...

Congratulations on finishing the potatoes. It sure doesn't seem like it's been 18 months, but then I'm not the one who painted 100 potatoes. I hope the author appreciates all your hard work.

natural attrill said...

Congratulations, 100! wow!
Hope some new work comes in for you soon.
Penny.

Boomka said...

Congrats! What about... 100 TOMATOES!