Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Breadfruit - Final

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I haven't done much more since the last post, just added more detail to the leaves. It's time to stop fussing, though, and say this is done. After photographing the canvas, I did add a text overlay, but I don't think I'll paint hand-lettering on the canvas itself.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Breadfruit - 7

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Today, I finally added detail to the cross-section of the breadfruit. I wasn't sure until now if I should even include it. As long as it was just a white blob, it looked distracting, but I like it there now.

It has been interesting to figure out how I might use this as an ingredient. After baking the halves, removing the center brown stem and peeling them, they're creamy and bland, somewhat like a cross between a potato and zucchini. I discovered if I cut the halves into chunks, they browned nicely in a skillet with a little oil, forming a slightly crisp exterior to contrast with a creamy interior. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Breadfruit - 6

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Coming along, giving the leaves some glossiness and other details. I'm eager to get the leaves done now that I have found a breadfruit and photographed it for reference. I've also baked it and am trying to decide what else to do to it. So many choices--breadfruit can be made savory, sweet, mild or spicy.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Breadfruit - 5

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Got sidetracked last week, but I'm making slow progress. Still looking for a breadfruit that I can cut in half for reference.